Schools can be closed due to natural catastrophes such as snow and ice. These limit the navigation of cars and school buses thus rendering transportation futile. Parents however have emergency contacts provided by the school and for one to find out the schools closed, they should contact the centre but many schools inform parents and also the news air the schools that are closing. On http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/299784/Which-schools-are-closed-today-
website, there is information on all the schools closing.