South West Snow

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Weather causes disruption to bus services

A number of services are disrupted on First bus routes:

  • 379: Bristol - Shepton Malet - Suspended
  • 10: Bath Bus Station - Green Park Bus Station circular - Unable to serve Sladebrook Road or Southdown Road
  • 4: City Centre - Bathampton - Unable to serve Holcombe Vale
  • 6/7: Bath City Centre - Larkhall/Fairfield Park - Unable to serve Fairfield Park
  • 14/14A: Weston - Odd Down - Unable to Serve Bloomfield Drive
  • 173: Bath - Wells - Not serving Binegar

All services in Taunton are suspended and almost all services in Bridgwater are also suspended with the exception of the 21/21A


Heart attack postman named as John Bircham

A postman who suffered a suspected heart attack while trying to free his van from the snow on Exmoor has been named as John Bircham. He was based at Dulverton Delivery Office in West Somerset. Royal Mail have released this statement:

It is with great sadness that staff at Dulverton Delivery Office learned of the death of postman John Bircham at the weekend. John was a postman for 25 years and a valued member of staff. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues and our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends at this sad time.

– Ian Frankum, Royal Mail Delivery and Collection Manager

Volunteers deliver meals through Gloucestershire snow

More heavy snow is expected to hit parts of the region tomorrow. There could be as much as 10 centimetres on higher ground, causing further disruption. Today life was getting back to normal for most, after Friday's snow.

But volunteers had to be drafted in to get hot meals to some people in remote areas. Our Gloucestershire correspondent, Ken Goodwin, reports.


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Wild animals in the snow

With all this cold weather, spare a thought for the more exotic type of animals that are not used to freezing conditions.

Across the region many zoo animals are experiencing this unfamiliar chilly weather. As we have been finding out, some cope better than others.

Second day of snow in the West Country

The region has been recovering from the effects of yesterday's heavy snowfall. On the whole roads and public transport have been running more smoothly although ice is still causing a problem.

But because it's the weekend many people have been able to get out and enjoy the conditions that made their lives difficult just 24 hours earlier.

Nigel Turner reports:

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