Wells snow updates: transport, schools and pictures

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By abbie_wells | Friday, January 18, 2013, 16:42

The first day of Somerset snow in 2013 has caused major disruption across the county.

Over 200 Somerset schools have been closed and people all over Somerset are being warned off driving due to hazardous highways.

Approximately  four inches of snow covers most of the county with reports of up to ten inches in some areas.

Farmers across Exmoor, Yeovil and Glastonbury have been helping out with snowploughs and the council's entire fleet of 23 gritters have been working to clear roads.

However some areas are still particularly challenging and it is recommended that you avoid travelling in your car where possible.

Particularly icy roads include Roundham Hill in Crewkerne, Shipham Hill in Cheddar and any high ground in Exmoor.

Most major roads remain open however the main road between Shepton Mallet and Frome has been closed.

Problematic steep hills, such as Porlock Hill, near Minehead, became so treacherous the only option was closure.

The Mendip hills have had similar problems and drivers are urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

This afternoon the snow is expected to thaw, however another 25mm of snow is expected to fall overnight.

Click here to find a full list of school closures

PICTURE GALLERIES:

Photos: Wells snow pictures - January 2013

Photos: Snow falling in Wells and Shepton Mallet

      

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