People living in rural areas find themselves isolated during spells of snow.
None of the country lanes are cleared by snowploughs or gritted, so roads are impassable.
Bob Cruwys reports:
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Devon has been hit by heavy snow and blizzards this morning. Neighbouring Cornwall has missed the snow but there are reports of flooding.
The Met Office have predicted heavy snow in some areas from early in the morning continuing throughout the day and into the night.