rail bridge shut as black ice takes its toll
black ice prompted police and highways bosses to closed this usually
busy bridge in Highbridge on Thursday evening (January 7th).
temperatures plunging to minus 7 degrees Centigrade, the bridge
at Highbridge Railway Station, running between Bank Street and
Walrow, was shut by Somerset County Council.
had struggled to move over the structure earlier in the day due
to thick ice - leading to the closure.
County Council Highways workers have been gritting main roads
in Burnham and Highbridge, as pictured, many side roads and pavements
remain in a dangrous condition.
were predicted to struggle to rise only a few degrees above zero,
with a maximum temperature of 2°C.
Snow disruption continues in Burnham
in Burnham and Highbridge - in photos
latest weather forecast