Red alert for snow and blizzards issued for Weston

PUBLISHED: 09:24 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 01 March 2018

The Winter Gardens in snow. Picture: Emma Walvin

The Winter Gardens in snow. Picture: Emma Walvin

Emma Walvin

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for Weston-super-Mare to red with heavy snow and blizzards expected.

Red alerts are the highest of level warning and they are issued when it is highly likely the weather will cause a high level of impact.

Heavy snow is expected to start at 3pm today (Thursday), accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting.

Some areas could also see significant ice build-up due to freezing rain on Thursday evening.

Long delays and cancellations to public transport are expected and some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.

Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur, along with damage to trees and other structures due to heavy snow and ice.

The wintry conditions are expected to last until 2am on Friday.

Follow our live feed to keep up to date with all the closures and disruptions across North Somerset.

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