Somerset snow: the morning after the night in the village hall
by David Woodland
Last night, there were problems on the roads within minutes of the snow falling. Some motorists were forced to abandon their cars overnight because of the difficult driving conditions.
About 30 people in Somerset had no alternative but to abandon their cars on the A39 between Minehead and Bridgwater and seek refuge in a village hall. The community in Nether Stowey teamed together to help provide shelter and hot food and drink for the dozens unable to get home.
This video taken by our camera crew shows how many vehicles had to be abandoned after more heavy snow made some roads impassable. Around 30 people were forced to spend the night in a village hall in Nether Stowey after becoming stranded.
Drivers and passengers in Somerset were forced to spend the night in a village hall after being rescued at 1am. Cars and buses became stranded on the A39 between Bridgwater and Williton in Somerset when a build up of snow and fallen tress blocked their path.
Police said around 30 people were taken to a village hall in Nether Stowey where they have spent the night. The local council and Highways Agency will begin work to clear the road at daylight so the drivers and passengers can continue their journeys.
Jane Greenslade was is one of 30 drivers forced to abandon their cars following road closures in Somerset. She, along with other drives and passengers have been forced to spend the night in a village hall in Nether Stowey until the roads become passable.
Bill Walker was one of those forced to spend the night in a village hall in Somerset after becoming stranded. He's been describing his attempts to get home on Tuesday night and the mood of those stranded in Nether Stowey
Drivers and passengers forced to stay in village hall
Drivers and passengers became stranded around 1am on the A39 between Bridgwater and Williton in Somerset when a build up of snow and fallen tress blocked their path.
Avon and Somerset Police transported the men and women by four-by-fours to a local fire station in the village of Nether Stowey to serve hot drinks to the group. A local councillor, was able to provide a key to open the village hall where the stranded motorists spent the night.