Jan 18 2013 By Ian Proctor
TWENTY-five schools in Harrow and a handful in Brent closed this lunchtime due to the increasing level of snow.
Parents can check if their son or daughter's school is open at: http://map.lgfl.org.uk/opencheck/Default.aspx although many schools now run a text message alert system.
Meanwhile Transport for London said: "There is no service between Harrow and Wealdstone and Watford High Street on London Overground while we deal with power supply problems caused by snow. "
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Dobbin Close, Harrow, and Camrose Primary School With Nursery in St David's Drive, Edgware, were both shut from first thing is morning while Grange Primary School in Welbeck Road, Harrow, was due to be closed today anyway for a staff training day.
Harrow Council said 25 schools have taken the decision to close early and not hold any lessons this afternoon.
In Brent, JFS in The Mall, Kenton, has been shut all day while Copland Community School in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, closed at 12.40pm for all but those students taking exams this afternoon.
The Elsley Primary School in Tokyngton Avenue, Wembley, has advised parents by text message that children can be collected at 1.30pm today and that the afternoon nursery will be closed.
Byron Court Primary School in Spencer Road Wembley, and Oliver Goldsmith Primary School in Coniston Gardens, Kingsbury, are both closing after lunch and parents are asked to collect their children from 1.15 pm. However, both schools will continue to supervise any children that are left.
The Met Office forecasts heavy snow in north-west London with temperatures of between -2°C and -3°C today but between Saturday and Tuesday the outlook is slightly better as forecasters predict light snow and temperatures of between -2°C and 1°C.
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