photos: Heavy snow comes to Burnham-On-Sea
swept into Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on Wednesday (January
6th), closing schools and causing widespread disruption.
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.
were in action, clearing main roads through the town, but many
side roads were only passable with extreme care.
warned motorists to avoid travelling unless necessary.
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."
readers have been out capturing the picturesque scenes, as pictured
here, in Burnham and Highbridge.
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.
Marks took this photo of her daughter, Daisy-Mae, outside their
proudly shows off her snowman!
Farr-Cox capured this photo of a blue tit in Winchester Road this
Road at 6am this morning, as captured by Ian Jefferies
District Council Employees, Clive Wensley and Derek Spary hard
at work in Burnham early on Wednesday morning to help clear the
Adams took this photo of swans at a wintry Apex Park Lake
wintry St Andrew's Church in Burnham on Wednesday
dog enjoying the wintry conditions on Burnham beach on Thursday.
latest weather forecast