Published: February 2, 2009
Motorists urged to take care as snow sweeps in to Burnham-On-Sea

Motorists are being advised to take extra care in Burnham-On-Sea after the town got a covering of snow on Monday (February 2nd).

The fire brigade urged motorists to take special care when using icy roads in the town after heavy downfalls of snow.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service's Group Commander Andy Newland said on Monday evening: "We have seen an increase in road traffic collisions due to the severe winter weather."

"This is putting pressure on emergency services. If the weather is severe with snow falling and settling on roads please think about the necessity of your journey. If you do need to travel please allow plenty of extra time."

The snow in Burnham began to fall on Monday lunchtime and quickly covered pavements and roads. Heavy snowfall was seen in the evening after 7pm.

The Met Office predicts Burnham and the rest of the West Country will continue to see freezing temperatures, with the prospect of easterly winds bringing in more snow.

Burnham last saw a decent covering of snow in April 2008. There were also falls in March 2006 and December 2005.

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