15 November 2019 00:34
A flurry on wintery showers has affected large parts of south wales and western parts of England as the big freeze begins. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for potential snow showers across the region late last night. Travel Somerset has confirmed the wintery conditions are set to continue with further flurries of rain and sleet. Images emerging from the south west county shows motorists trying to battle the elements as a blanket of snow covers major routes across the region. The A358 for Taunton and the B3224 are among the worst affected roads.
Earlier today the B3224 was closed by police between Wheddon Cross and Beulah Chapel after a vehicle was left stuck in the snow. UK weather: A driver is forced to push their vehicle through the snow in Somerset UK weather: Heavy snow showers have left cars stranded in Somerset A Somerset County Council spokesman said: "Snow on higher ground is causing some disruption with the B3224 between Wheddon Cross and Beulah Chapel. "The road is currently closed by police due to a stuck vehicle. "We have gritters in the area." Several other motorists have been seen getting into difficulty with the snow and have been forced to abandon their vehicle. UK weather: A 4x4 vehicle battles through the snow on the B3224 On the B3224 at Raleighs Cross a driver and passenger were seen pushing their vehicle through the snow. Avon and Somerset Police has described the scenes at "treacherous" across Exmoor in west Somerset. The force said: "Beautiful but treacherous scenes in Exmoor this morning. "Please remember to drive to the conditions, and prepare for your journey, with warm clothing, charged phone etc, in case of breakdown or emergency." READ MORE: Lucy Verasamy: ITV Weather star warns fans of 'weather roulette' UK weather: A blanket of snow covers a Carvery restaurant in Somerset A spokesman said: "There will be some snow affecting higher roads in Wales and some western parts of England. "Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by lying snow, with longer journey times by road, bus and train. "It will be mainly a mix of rain and sleet at lower levels, but with snow falling on hills above 100 to 200m. "Some slushy snow settling on roads above 200-300 m, with a few cm possible on the highest routes." UK weather: Facts about snow in the UK