Snow disruption eases... for now

PUBLISHED: 10:04 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 21 January 2013

Kewstoke Jenna and Sam Baker with Jack Gray tobogganing.

Kewstoke Jenna and Sam Baker with Jack Gray tobogganing.


ALL schools and roads are open this morning (Mon) following wintry conditions over the weekend.

Snowfall on Friday left more than 60 schools and children’s centres closed across North Somerset.

Several roads were closed and about a dozen flights to and from Bristol Airport were cancelled as police warned people not to travel unless it was essential.

Although no snow fell over the weekend, freezing temperatures have made roads treacherous and North Somerset Council’s gritters have been out in force.

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and the council’s executive member for highways praised staff for keeping disruption to a minimum.

He said: “Officers and our contractors have worked hard to keep our main routes open and to tackle problems on other roads and pavements in the town centres.

“Hopefully the worst is now over but staff will remain on guard to react again if needed.”

The cold snap prevented all recycling and rubbish collections from being completed on Friday.

Anyone affected is asked to keep their rubbish bins out today as binmen will collect it as soon as possible. Missed recycling collections will be collected on Friday instead.

Bristol Airport is operating as normal, apart from flights to Paris which have been cancelled. Passengers are asked to arrive early.

More snow however is forecasted to fall in the next 36 hours.

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