December 18, 2010
inches of snowfall blankets Burnham-On-Sea
six inches of snow fell on Burnham-On-sea overnight into Saturday
(December 18th) and residents were warned to expect more in the
hours to come.
were the wintry scenes across the Burnham area, which have created
treacherous driving conditions - see live webcam here.
jacknifed lorry blocked two lanes of the M5 near Burnham's junction
22 early on Saturday and, separately, a car left the southbound
carriageway on Friday near Sedgemoor Services - as reported here.
A further accident on Burnham Road on Friday night left one vehicle
Met Office is predicting further heavy snowfalls on Monday morning.
public are advised to take extra care and refer to the Highways
Agency for further advice regarding traffic disruption on motorways
and trunk roads."
Mayor and Mayoress enjoyed a stroll along the town's seafront
on Saturday (pictured top) as they attended a fundraising Christmas
grotto at BARB.
Meanwhile, residents in the Burnham area have been
encouraged by Somerset County Council to check on frail or elderly
neighbours during the cold snap.
Miriam Maddison, Community Director at Somerset County Council,
said: "Neighbours and families can help by checking that
vulnerable people are warm with plenty of food supplies to see
them through until weather conditions improve. Offer to help with
turning their heating on and check if they have supplementary
heaters and if they are able to operate them safely."
sports matches in Burnham this weekend have been postponed. Also,
Burnham Fire Brigade has cancelled a promotional car safety event
due to take place at several Burnham supermarkets during Sunday.
us your photos of Burnham in the snow by contacting us here.
travelling through the town early on Saturday
enjoying a stroll along Burnham seafront on Saturday morning
snow created treacherous driving conditions along The Esplanade
team at Burnham Pavilion removing the snow for their Christmas
volunteers clearing the snow at the front of their seafront station
ahead of their two-day fundraising Santa's grotto event