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Police try to free trapped motorists

PUBLISHED: 11:45 02 March 2018

Snow on Uphill Hill. Picture: Victoria Siddall Cox

Snow on Uphill Hill. Picture: Victoria Siddall Cox

Victoria Siddall Cox

An emergency operation is being carried out to rescue people trapped in their vehicles following heavy snow.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have revealed in the past few minutes they are trying to free people stuck in Burrington Combe.

A spokesman said: “Conditions in Avon and Somerset remain treacherous following heavy and continued snowfall during the past 18 hours.

“We continue to tell people don’t travel.

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“We currently have 20 significant incidents across Avon and Somerset with people stranded in snow drifts.

“There are on-going multi-agency operations, which started overnight, continuing to help those who are stranded.

“The red and amber weather warnings have expired although a yellow warning remains in place across the Avon and Somerset force area for some further snow and ice . For latest weather updates go to the Met Office website (details below).

“We are currently in the process, as a matter of urgency, of rescuing people from two vehicles – one on Dunkery Beacon in West Somerset and another vehicle at Burrington Combe, North Somerset”

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