Snow: Traffic problems in Somerset

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SNOW is causing havoc on the roads across Somerset this morning.

Many roads are closed and others described as dangerous due to ice and snow. Drivers are being asked to take extra care.

The A356 Dorchester Road both ways closed due to ice and snow between A37 Long Ash Lane and A3066 near Misterton.

Police warn the road is impassable.

The A37 Dorchester - both ways closed due to ice and snow between B3147 and A30 Hendford Hill, Quicksilver Roundabout, at Yeovil.

Between Dorchester and Yeovil. The A303 at South Petherton Eastbound between A356 and B3165 Ringwell Hill Earlier vehicle fire on A303 Eastbound between A356 and B3165 Ringwell Hill. Approach with care.

On entry slip road.

Highways Agency are at the scene and recovery is en-route.

A30 Sherborne Road Yeovil Heavy traffic on A30 Sherborne Road Westbound between St Michael's Avenue and Southville. Traffic is heavy due to various lorries becoming stranded heading up the hill.

A38 East Reach in Taunton outbound is busy but moving from B3170 Silver Street to A38 Critchard Way.

A38 Taunton Ice on A38 both ways between A361 and A358 Toneway / Bridgwater Road.

A37 Dorchester Hazardous driving conditions due to ice on A37 both ways between A35 / B3150 (Monkeys Jump Roundabout) and A30 Hendford Hill, Quicksilver Roundabout.

Reports suggest various patches of ice along the entire stretch of road between Yeovil and Dorchester.

A372 Westonzoyland Road Bridgwater Ice on A372 Westonzoyland Road both ways between Bower Lane and Standards Road.

Approach with care. A303 Stoke Sub Hamdon Hazardous driving conditions due to ice on A303 both ways between A3088 Cartgate Roundabout and A372 / A37 Podimore Roundabout.

Approach with care.

Police report a number of minor accidents in the area. A303 Ilminster Hazardous driving conditions due to ice on A303 both ways between A358 / B3168 Station Road Southfield Roundabout and A356 South Petherton Roundabout. Danger – approach with care.

A30 Chard Ice on A30 both ways between Catch Gate Lane and B3162 Crowshute Link. Approach with care.

Some coach services to schools have been cancelled including Berrys services to Heathfield in Taunton, Huish Episcopi, Swanmead in Ilminster, Kingsmead in Wiveliscombe, and Holyrood School in Chard.

Although their London express service is still running.

The Quantock Motor coach services are also disrupted with school runs to Huish Episcopi, Kingsmead in Wiveliscombe. The Quantock 300 service between Minehead and Lynmouth may also be affected.

Keep us updated. Have you been affected? Are there any other routes affected? Let us know by filling in the comment form below.

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