Snow chaos across North West Wales

More than a hundred schools are shut and drivers have been stuck on roads for hours after snow started causing chaos in North West Wales.

There's been problems on the A55 around Bangor all day with jack-knifed lorries on the A55 leading to queuing traffic there.

One listener phoned Heart to explain he'd been stuck on the main carriageway as the snow continued to fall.

Carl Michael Hewitt is trying to get to Bangor Hospital.

He said:

"We've been here for about two hours and the snow is getting thicker and thicker.

"There's no communication, no police to let us know what's going on.

"On the roadside there is six or eight inches of snow."

Buses and trains have been really badly hit - the advice is to check before you travel, while bin collections have been cancelled in Anglesey and Gwynedd.

All but emergency surgery has been postponed at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor as ambulances are struggling to get in and out.

More than a hundred schools closed on Friday with reports as much as 12 inches of snow has fallen in parts of the region.

Even funeral services have been hit by the bad weather - Bangor Crematorium is closed in the snow.