Somerset weather warning over ice and sub-zero temperatures
PEOPLE in Somerset have been warned to take care of ice with sub-zero temperatures overnight causing the roads to freeze.
It follows heavy snow that blanketed the county on Tuesday with up to six inches falling in the worst affected areas.
Many volunteers have been helping to shift the snow that fell two days ago, with gritter crews also working around the clock to get the roads back in working order.
But with ice having now formed the council has warned residents to show caution when out.
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Somerset County Council deputy leader David Hall said: "Many of the roads are clear of snow, but I would ask everyone to be extremely careful if the county ices over.
"It has been a difficult time, but it has seen excellent efforts by everybody to keep Somerset moving."
Tuesday's snowfall wreaked havoc on Somerset's roads, with 30 people having to take shelter overnight after getting stuck on the A39. Fallen trees and abandoned vehicles also hampered driving.
Around 120 schools across the county were closed yesterday as a result of the snowfall.