Published: January 6, 2010
In photos: Heavy snow comes to Burnham-On-Sea

Heavy snow swept into Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on Wednesday (January 6th), closing schools and causing widespread disruption.

Pavements and roads were left under several inches of snow, leadingt to the closure of many schools, including Highbridge's King Alfred School, which will also be closed on Thursday 7th January.

Gritters were in action, clearing main roads through the town, but many side roads were only passable with extreme care.

Police warned motorists to avoid travelling unless necessary.

Assistant Chief Constable Lawrie Lewis said: "I would urge people who are thinking of calling the police for routine or non-urgent matters to seriously consider whether that call needs to be made now, or whether it can wait, to help keep phone lines and staff free to deal with those people who are in greater need of help during this cold spell."

Burnham-On-Sea.com readers have been out capturing the picturesque scenes, as pictured here, in Burnham and Highbridge.

Southleigh Kindergarten and Nursery welcomed children with hot milk and toast in the snow. The paths were cleared for safe passage and staff were ready to let the children explore and experience the snow for themselves, having fun while learning. "It is a fabulous opportunity," said the nursery's Linda Easton.


Joanne Marks took this photo of her daughter, Daisy-Mae, outside their Burnham home

Daisy-Mae proudly shows off her snowman!

Francis Farr-Cox capured this photo of a blue tit in Winchester Road this morning

Burnham Road at 6am this morning, as captured by Ian Jefferies

Sedgemoor District Council Employees, Clive Wensley and Derek Spary hard at work in Burnham early on Wednesday morning to help clear the snow

Jason Adams took this photo of swans at a wintry Apex Park Lake

A wintry St Andrew's Church in Burnham on Wednesday

A dog enjoying the wintry conditions on Burnham beach on Thursday.

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