Get ready for the snowstorm............

PUBLISHED: 15:37 05 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

SNOWFALL of between six and 10 inches is expected to cause hazardous conditions tonight (Tue).

SNOWFALL of between six and 10 inches is expected to cause hazardous conditions tonight (Tue).

North Somerset is expected to be hit by poor conditions, with gritters patrolling the district from 6.30pm.

Highways bosses are preparing to plough the worst-hit A and B roads, but admit some minor routes may be left untreated.

North Somerset Council's deputy leader and executive member for highways, Elfan Ap Rees, said: "If the weather deteriorates this may have a knock-on effect on the levels of service we are able to provide across the council.

"If we do get a lot of snow it is a good time to check on elderly people and neighbours to make sure they are safe and warm.

"As far as driving is concerned, if you do need to travel leave extra time for your journey, leave lots of room between you and the vehicle you are following, and carry suitable footwear, take a shovel and carry a hot drink and some snacks and a fully charged mobile phone.

"These are sensible precautions in case you get delayed for a prolonged period."

Libraries in Weston, Clevedon, Portishead and Nailsea will close at 6pm today, an hour earlier than usual, while the Campus library is expected to remain open to the usual time.

Rubbish collections may be affected and the council is asking people to only put it out on the due day.

Visit the Mercury website tomorrow for details of school closures and other updates.

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