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Snow is back: Take care on the roads
8:40am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
THERE have been reports coming in that lorries are having problems negotiating the roads in Chard town centre because of the snow.
It comes as snow continues to fall across the the district and police are advising motorists - in particular lorry drivers - to avoid making journeys unless they are absolutely necessary.
Around 10-15cm of snow is expected to have fallen by the end of today, making highways dangerous for driving.
While there have been no major incidents on the roads in Avon and Somerset we are advising to stay indoors.
A police spokseman said: "If you do have to drive, we suggest you slow down and brake, steer and change gear as smoothly as possible to avoid skidding.
"Make sure your windscreen is clear and your lights clean and working properly.
"Check your tyre pressure and your radiator antifreeze levels. It's probably a good idea to carry de-icer, food, a hot flask, a blanket and a shovel as well."
Think ahead. Tune in to local radio for weather and travel reports, plan your route, leave extra time for your journey and, if you're in doubt - then don't set out.
You can find more information on the Highways Agency website www.highways.gov.uk and weather updates on