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Friday, 6 February 2009

More Wild Weather hits Wiltshire

Heavy snow has brought a fifth day of chaos to many parts of the UK, with severe weather warnings in place across the country.
Road, rail and air transport is again badly affected, while hundreds of schools have again been closed.

The West Country and south Wales were worst-hit overnight. Up to eight inches (20cm) of snow is forecast in places. About 200 people had to be rescued by emergency services after becoming stranded in cars in Devon.


  • Flights at Bristol Airport are suspended until 1230 GMT, with no arrivals or departures at Luton before 1200 GMT.

  • Airports operator BAA is warning travellers to allow extra time for their journeys to other airports in case of adverse weather.

  • The Highways Agency is warning against travel across much of south western England.
    The M5 southbound in the Exeter area has been closed.

  • Part of the M4 was reduced to one lane overnight after a lorry jack-knifed near Swindon, Wiltshire.

All schools in Buckinghamshire are closed, and about 241 in Northamptonshire, 300 in Wiltshire, including Abbeyfield, 291 in Oxfordshire and at least 200 across Wales are also shut.

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