Snow returns to South West

A second spell of heavy snow has arrived in the South West

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Out-patient appointments in Torbay and South Devon postponed

Snow caused disruption throughout Sunday

Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust have postponed all out-patient appointments due to the severe weather.

An amber warning is in place across Devon and Cornwall and will remain in place into the morning.

"Due to the extreme weather today and the uncertainty of the weather overnight we have taken the decision to postpone all out-patient appointments for Monday 19 March. We will be contacting patients as soon as possible to rebook. We are sorry that we have had to take this decision but it is important that we focus on urgent and emergency care.

“We are asking that all our staff who are rostered to be on duty attend as normal and where they have any difficulty getting in they are being given numbers to call for support.

“Essential domiciliary care visits are continuing. However other visits might be cancelled, if this is the case people will be phoned to let them know what is happening. Anybody concerned should phone their local team’s office.

“We do hope that people are able to stay warm and safe but if you do need care please look at the NHSquicker app, call NHS 111 or go to www.nhs.uk for advice and only in an emergency call 999 or visit an Emergency Department.

“We will continue to put our latest information on our website and ask people to look there for updateswww.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk

– Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

RD&E hospital appeals for nurses to work tomorrow

Exeter is in the middle of Amber Warning area for snow on Monday Credit: Met Office

The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital is appealing for any registered nurses who are available to work tomorrow to come forward.

The trust that runs the hospital is anticipating disruption to their normal services caused by the ongoing snowfall across the region.

Anyone who thinks they may be able to help should call the staffing hub on 01392 406172

An amber warning is in place across the area tonight and tomorrow.

“To help us continue to run our services safely tomorrow we are urging all registered nurses who are available to work tomorrow to please call our staffing hub as soon as possible today on 01392 406172.

“In light of the bad weather in and around Exeter today we are busy implementing contingency plans to ensure we minimise disruption to our normal services over the coming days.

"We are very grateful for the support of staff and the public."

– RD&E Foundation Trust spokesperson

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A30 at Whiddon Down closed after multiple crashes

There have have been multiple accidents along the A30 in Devon Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The A30 at Whiddon Down has been closed in both directions following multiple crashes caused by the heavy snow.

Police have decided to close the road between the A382 (Whiddon Down/Merrymeet) and the B3260(Meldon Junction).

Multiple vehicles have been involved in crashes

Bristol airport runway reopens but delays continue

It took until midday to clear the snow

The runway at Bristol is now open but a number of flights are still delayed.

The disruption is expected to last for the rest of the day after heavy snowfall forced the runway to be closed all morning.

The advice for travellers is to contact your airline before travelling to the airport.

Firefighters in Bude battle snow to reach fire

A 4x4 engine was used Credit: Bude Fire Station

Firefighters in Bude have battled through the snow to reach a tractor fire near Kilmington.

They used 4x4 Fire Engine to make across the treacherous terrain around 6am this morning.

The fire was quickly extinguished.

THe tractor fire was quickly dealt with Credit: Bude Fire Station

Bath v Exeter AWC Final called off due to weather

Today's Anglo Welsh Cup Final between Bath and Exeter Chiefs has been called off due to the adverse weather.

It was due to take place at Kingsholm in Gloucester but heavy snowfall across the region has forced organisers to cancel the match.

It will be rescheduled but no date has been announced yet.

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