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.
Some First bus services in Taunton are gradually restarted after being suspended in earlier. The 1, 1A, 3, 3A, 4, 21 and the 21A are now running but some side roads remain impassable.
Similarly in Bridgwater more services are now running. The 1, 2, 3, 14, 21 and 21A are all now running a restricted service.
Rangers fought snow drifts and blizzard conditions to get onto cleeve common near cheltenham to feed a herd of galloway cattle.
The animals are happy living on the common - they are a highland breed and can withstand intense cold. But they have to be fed and the ice on their water trough has to be broken.
"We are up here every day to feed the cattle but in this weather it's difficult. The snow can blow over the tracks and you can easily get lost.We got stuck in drifts a couple of times getting here. But we made it in the end." - David Stevenson, Ranger.
Somerset County Cricket Club has cancelled its annual general meeting because of the snow.
The decision was taken to postpone the event in Taunton ahead of likely dangerous road conditions in the area.
A new date will be announced soon.
Avon and Somerset Police have taken to twitter to appeal to owners of cars abandoned in the snow to remove them:
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This Stroud District Council refuse collection truck fell victim to the snow and icy conditions and came off the road just outside Painswick.
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