February 2, 2009
Motorists urged to take
care as snow sweeps in to Burnham-On-Sea
are being advised to take extra care in Burnham-On-Sea after the
town got a covering of snow on Monday (February 2nd).
fire brigade urged motorists to take special care when using icy
roads in the town after heavy downfalls of snow.
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."
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."
snow in Burnham began to fall on Monday lunchtime and quickly
covered pavements and roads. Heavy snowfall was seen in the evening
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.
last saw a decent covering of snow in April
2008. There were also falls in March
2006 and December 2005.
photos of the snow in Burnham-On-Sea
forecast for Burnham-On-Sea