An eyewitness has told ITV Central that a crew is on its way to cut the central reservation to allow cars to turn around.
We have also been told that a coach has arrived to collect stranded motorists who have evacuated their vehicles in the exclusion zone.
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Sunny spells on Friday after a frosty start, with only isolated wintry showers, mainly over the hills. Cold with a brisk northerly wind.
Brisk northwesterly winds will bring scattered showers with some bright or sunny spells developing in between. A widespread frost overnight.
Arthur 'Bob' Gumbley was beaten and robbed in his own home before he died in hospital.