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Travel and school closures: everything you need to know about the snow in the West Country

Many children are off school today as hundreds of schools across the region close. Photo: PA Images

SCHOOL CLOSURES

There are hundreds of schools closed across the West today. Many announced their closure yesterday in anticipation of the snow. But this morning the numbers of those shutting is expected to increase. Find out if you or your children's school is closed below:

Gloucestershire

Bristol

Bath and North East Somerset

Somerset

Wiltshire

Devon

Cornwall

Dorset

TRAVEL

Roads

There are still dangerous driving conditions on many of our roads and hundreds of vehicles have been abandoned across the network. The advice is to check before you leave.

Highways England

Airports

Newquay Airport was closed until 10.30am due to the heavy snowfall.

It reopened around midday.

Bristol Airport has suspended flights until midday because the airfield is covered in snow.

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Trains

Great Western Railway, Cross Country and South West Trains say they are all expecting to run full services today but there may be some alterations due to snowfall.

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Buses

Check your bus service

Stagecoach

First Bus

HOSPITALS

Many of our hospitals have confirmed that services are running as normal.

Yeovil

Yeovil Hospital is open as usual and has plans in place to cope with the bad weather.

Yeovil Hospital is open as usual today. Patients should attend appointments as expected unless they hear otherwise directly from us or it is unsafe for them to do so. We understand some patients may be unable to attend their appointment due to the conditions and ask that they call the number on their appointment letter to let us know.

We have robust plans in place to cope with issues such as severe weather which enable us to ensure we can maintain patient safety at all times. We are confident we have the right level of support in place and will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.

Our staff have been amazing as always and have gone that extra mile, proactively working to ensure our preparations are in place.

– Yeovil Hospital

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust

Services at all hospitals operating as part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust - including Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Children's Hospital and St Michael's - are running as usual.

Southmead

Southmead Hospital is running services as normal and appointment are continuing.

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is open as usual. It last tweeted this advice to its patients yesterday (Thursday, January 31):

North Devon District Hospital

The North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple is open as normal.

Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Park say "most" of their services are operating as normal today - but physiotherapy outpatient appointments at Dene Barton Hospital are cancelled.

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel physiotherapy outpatient appointments at Dene Barton Hospital today (Friday 1 February) because the road leading up to the hospital is inaccessible due to snow. We are calling all patients to rearrange their appointments.

– Musgrove Park

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust say patients should attend any pre-planned appointments, where it is safe to do so.

In a tweet, the trust said patients will be contacted in advance if their appointment is cancelled.

Dorset County Hospital

Dorset County Hospital is open and running as normal.

Great Western Hospital

The Great Western Hospital in Swindon has told patients to not travel unless it is safe to do so.