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Soldiers called in to shift buses stuck in Northumberland

The Army was called in to help when two buses got stuck in snow in Northumberland, leaving passengers stranded for hours.

Northumbria Police were called at just before nine o'clock this morning to the A696 near Otterburn where heavy snow falls have been reported.

Two buses with passengers on board had become stuck - and were stranded until the early afternoon.

Police, local authority workers and Army personnel from the nearby Otterburn barracks were called in to help.

"Officers and the local authority attended and during early afteroon were able to get the buses moving.

They have now carried on their journey without issue.

Police were supported by Army personnel from the barracks at Otterburn.

The buses were heated throughout and all passengers on the bus were safe and well."

– Spokeswoman for Northumbria Police

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