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Gritters out on the road in preparation for sleet & snow

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The region's gritters will be out in force this evening after the Met Office issued a Yellow Warning for ice on the roads.

After a wet day temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight causing ice on the regions roads and pavements.

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We spoke to Chris Riley, the Manager of Gloucestershire Highways at a gritting depot near Stroud, he warns drivers to 'take extra care' on the roads.

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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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