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Snow Update - Youth clubs and projects to close this evening 18 January 2013

THE Youth Service is closing its clubs and projects this evening amid forecasts of worsening weather conditions.

Seventeen clubs and projects were scheduled to run tonight, the length and breadth of the Island.

With the Met Office predicting widespread snow at all levels, the Department considers it prudent to cancel the sessions. It apologises to users for the inconvenience.

Ken Callister, Principal Youth Officer, said:

‘It may be that in some areas, the snowfall isn’t as bad as in others but we have to consider the safe movement of staff and members, who don’t all live in the locality of our projects and in some cases have a considerable distance to travel.
‘We apologise to those who attend our sessions for the inconvenience this cancellation will cause. It is never easy to take these decisions as weather patterns can change so quickly, but we felt we needed to err on the side of caution.’

Café Laare in Lord Street, Douglas, which operates as a drop-in centre and where young people can shelter while waiting for a bus, will open up.

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