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Officials aim to stop more school website crashes during snow
WORK is being carried out over the half term break to ensure the council's school closures website does not crash again if and when more snow arrives.
Angry parents contacted the BFP and County Hall after they could not log on to find out if their child's school was shut during the latest snowy spell.
The site went down on February 11 – prompting an apology from Buckinghamshire County Council Leader Martin Tett.
He pledged an investigation after a similar crash happened last month – again when snow fell.
In a statement, the council said: “We experienced high volumes of traffic on the Buckinghamshire County Council website on Monday morning which did put pressure on the service but due to the measures implemented following the problems on 21 January we were able to minimise the service impact to the website.
“However, a secondary technical fault caused access to the schools closure web page to be intermittent.
“BCC used social media to help people access the schools closure page directly. Further technical work is planned during half term to address the root cause.”