Guernsey

Guernsey's schools set up snow response teams

Snow response teams have been set up in Guernsey to minimise any disruption to schools caused by winter weather.

The teams are typically made up of members of school staff who can walk to school and carry out a risk assessment.

Teams have been given high-visibility vests, head torches, over-shoe ice grips and an ice-clearing mixture of calcium, magnesium and acetate.

Snow and ice in November 2009 led to the closure of all of Guernsey's schools and colleges.

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