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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

More snow disruption as Abbeyfield closes again

Many schools across Wiltshire, including Abbeyfield have closed again today (Wednesday 12th January 2010). Treacherous driving conditions have led to many cars, vans and lorries becoming stuck this morning. Whilst many bus services have been cancelled.

The Severn Bridge is currently closed in both directions while the road is treated, according to the Highways Agency.

Heavy snow started to fall in parts of Devon on Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread travel problems including flight cancellations at Plymouth Airport. There were problems on the M4 near Cardiff, with traffic stationary.

Hundreds of drivers were stranded on the A38 on Telegraph Hill and Haldon Hill, near Exeter from about rush hour yesterday evening. Police urged motorists to stay in their cars while traffic officers could take them to rest centres.

There were also problems on the A361 between Rackenford and Knowstone in Devon and East Cornwall around Bodmin and Liskeard was also badly affected by the weather conditions.

In South Wales, police urged motorists not to travel after snowfall caused severe traffic problems around the M4 and other major routes.

In Chippenham, all three secondary schools were closed except for exam students who could make the journey safely. The junction onto the M4 became blocked when a lorry got stuck on the sliproad stopping commuters from getting onto the motorway. In Devizes, police stopped drivers entering the town in one direction as vehicles became stuck along the Caen Hill dual carriageway.

Posted by D.Drake

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