Snow eases but Somerset warned of ice danger as big freeze hits
Somerset has seen the worst of the snowfall, but weather forecasters are warning people to prepare for ice disruption lasting several days.
Up to 10cm of snow fell on parts of the county yesterday evening, leaving many roads impassable and causing hazardous conditions on others.
Somerset could see a few light flurries this morning, but the Met Office's amber alert for snow will be lifted at 9am. A similar yellow alert will be in place for a further hour.
Met Office chief forecaster Paul Gundersen said: "Tuesday night's heavy snow across parts of the south looks like being the last of the heavy snow for a while, with just light flurries around on Wednesday.
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"The weather will stay very cold, but mostly dry through the rest of the week with severe frosts and patchy fog at night continuing to make it very icy.
"Everyone should continue to be aware of severe weather over the next few days and should plan ahead to take account of possible travel delays or disruption."
The AA's head of special operations, Darron Burness, said: "With freezing conditions set to continue until the weekend, ice is going to be the biggest ongoing hazard over the next few days.
"Even if your car's thermometer shows the air temperature above freezing, bear in mind that the ground takes longer to thaw out, so ice is still a risk.
"Wherever you're travelling this week, stick to the gritted main roads where possible and check the Met Office weather alerts and traffic reports before departing."
The Met Office said milder air from the Atlantic could return to the region during the weekend, but that the change would bring outbreaks of rain and strong winds.
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