Somerset parents warned against leaving children stranded in snow
Somerset County Council is urging parents not to leave their children stranded in the snow.
Parents across Somerset are being urged to 'be safe and wait' as the likelihood of heavy snowfall on Friday increases the risk of school buses not running.
Schools across Somerset are advising parents to have a stress free drive to work knowing their children have arrived safe at school tomorrow and not to leave them alone expecting buses to arrive.
Last year, Somerset County Council had reports that children were left alone waiting for buses that could not make it through heavy snowfall or floods.
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"It's better to arrive for work late knowing your child is on the bus or having made other arrangements," said cabinet member Harvey Siggs.
"It's the responsibility of parents to make sure their children get on school transport and aren't left stranded in the cold."
Sexey's School in Bruton have already made the decision to close tomorrow.
The county council has 8,200 tonnes of salt stored at depots throughout Somerset, and crews for the fleet of 23 gritters are standing by.
Plus many parish and town councils are well prepared to salt roads and paths and support their local community.