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Snow showers expected with yellow weather warning

Yellow warning Thursday (12/01)

Devon and Cornwall:

Occasional snow showers which could bring around 2 cm of snow in low level places. 5-10 cm of snow is possible on higher ground (200m+ above sea level).

There is the potential for disruption to transport networks with longer journey times. Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also possible.

Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire:

There's potential for rain to turn rapidly to snow in the cold air. However, there is a great deal of uncertainty over the track and intensity of this weather system, meaning that confidence is low in the amount and extent of any snow.

As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.

Yellow warning Friday (13/01)

Devon, Cornwall and Somerset:

Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will continue across parts of the UK. 2 to 4 cm of snow may affect some lowland areas, while high ground may see locally 5 to 10 cm.

Disruption to transport networks seems likely either due to snow or ice.

Hertfordshire man missing in South West

Missing Michael Green. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Hertfordshire who's believed to be in the Devon and Cornwall area.

53-year-old Michael Green, who's from Stevenage, was last seen at around 10am on Tuesday 10th January.

He is thought to be travelling in a distinctive black Ford Mondeo estate car with ‘DAS’ in white letters on the side.

Michael is described as:

  • a white man
  • possibly wearing black trousers and white trainers
  • having a slim build
  • has short, straight black hair
  • may have a red rucksack with him

If anyone believes they have seen this person or his car and they are still in the vicinity please call 999 quoting log 46 of 11 January. If this person or car is no longer in the vicinity please call 101.


Dangerous grenades found on Plymouth roundabout

Road closures are causing rush hour traffic problems. Credit: ITV West Country

There's traffic chaos in Plymouth tonight after the discovery of 8 phosphorus grenades.

They were located by a road worker on the central reservation at Derriford roundabout on the A386 Tavistock Road.

Diversions are in place and the bomb squad are at the scene.

Credit: ITV West Country

Police were alerted at 2.35pm to suspected unexploded ordnance grenades on the northbound carriageway opposite Pizza Hut.

Officers said the bottles are similar to milk bottles, containing a yellow substance and are thought to be phosphorous white grenades.

Credit: ITV West Country

Highways workers have been evacuated from the area while emergency services work at the scene.

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