February 6, 2009
Disruption as Burnham-On-Sea
gets fresh downfall of snow
snow has fallen in Burnham-On-Sea, causing the closure of schools,
services and businesses in the town today (Friday, February 6th).
Schools closed include King Alfred School, Burnham Infants, St
Andrew's School, Brent Knoll Primary School, St John's Junior
School, Highbridge Childrens Centre, Berrow School and West Huntspill
School. In total, 184 out of 284 schools across Somerset have
been shut due to the adverse weather.
lanes of the M5 motorway at Burnham were closed overnight and
local roads have only been passable with extreme care.
urged motorists not to make non-essential trips in the area. "The
winter weather has made driving conditions on many of the region's
roads extremely dangerous. Drivers are advised to take tremendous
care if your journey is essential," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
businesses in Burnham town centre were closed on Friday due to
staff shortages caused by the weather.
them was Nat West bank, who placed this advice notice outside
their branch in Burnham's Regent Street.
services were also hit in the Burnham area, with Stagecoach, Berry's
and Webberbus no operating any services at 9am this morning.
severe weather warning was issued by the Met Office for the south
west region on Thursday evening, alerting residents to the possibility
of heavy snow.
photos show the centre of Burnham this morning. The latest flurries
began at 10.30pm on Thursday [see
night photos here] and by midnight there was already three
centimetres of snow in Burnham, with a further three inches falling
by 8.30am on Friday.
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of Friday's snow in Burnham-On-Sea
coverage of the snow in Burnham-On-Sea
blamed on icy road conditions
fun on Brent Knoll