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Snow hits Dorset and Devon

A scene at Poundbury near Dorchester this morning Credit: ITV Westcountry

There have been significant falls of snow in parts of Dorset and Devon. It's resulted in some disruption - earlier the A37 between Yeovil and Dorchester was reported to be impassable at Holywell Cross. Driving conditions on parts of the A38 in Devon were said to be hazardous.

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More pictures from the blocked A39 over Exmoor

A snowplough on the A39 on Exmoor Credit: ITV News/David Woodland

The road is currently blocked between Porlock Hill and the turning for Brendon 6 miles towards Lynmouth. High winds have created snowdrifts over 6 feet high and snowploughs equipped with blowers are working to clear the road. The temperature this afternoon was 3c at Porlock.

The road is still closed because of snowdrifts Credit: ITV News/David Woodland

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Snow disruption across the West Country: full report

Snow is continuing to cause disruption in the region. A night of heavy snow closed many roads and left some motorists stranded.

In Somerset as many as 30 people were forced to spend the night in a village hall after their cars were left stuck on the A39 between Minehead and Bridgwater. Conditions on the roads are now steadily improving. Simon Bagge reports.

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