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More snow on the way

North Somerset has been hit by several inches of snow overnight after weather forecasts stated the chance of snow to be minimal for the area. The BBC Weather service had previously been forecasting light rain for last night, however it appears they got it wrong! Weston residents awoke to 2 inches of snow in some parts which inevitably caused travel chaos for many residents of the town particularly around the motorway junction at Worle and St Georges.
The weather is set to continue with more snow forecast for tonight and through the weekend with lows of -6 celsius. So remember to take extra time for any essential journeys and take a look at the video at the bottom of this article for tips on how to drive safely in the snow.

Weather Forecast for Weston super Mare - Friday 17th December 2010

Commercial Development for St Georges

The start of the commercial development on land off Pastures Avenue in St Georges has seen the first stage completed with the imminent opening of a temporary doctors surgery.

The remaining land at the Ridings which currently has 46 new houses under construction will also see 9 more commercial units, which are set to become Weston’s latest office development and provide much needed office space to attract new business to our town.

Breaking News: Fire at Worle Supermarket

A fire has broken out at Lidl in Worle opposite the Summer House in Weston super Mare this morning. Fire fighters are fighting what is believed to be a serious fire at the supermarket which is currently having an extension built, it is not known if the fire is related to the building work.

Summer Lane and New Bristol Road are closed, with the residents of Thorne Close having been evacuated to Sainsburys until the fire is under control. No trains are stopping at Worle Station and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes into Weston.

UPDATE: The fire which has consumed most of the supermarket leaving the building in imminent danger of collapse has meant that fire crews have been unable to get inside to fully extinguish the blaze, gas bottle heating which has been used recently to temporarily heat the store is believed to have added to the ferocity of the fire and has caused several explosions which caused the police and fire brigade to evacuate local residents. 15 fire engines from all across North Somerset have been called in as more than 60 firefighters are on the scene.

The resulting road closures which include Summer Lane, New Bristol Road, and part of Worle High Street has caused traffic chaos on roads leading in and out of the town with cars queued all the way back to Morrison’s along the dual-carriageway.

Published first on the Weston Echo, more news as it happens…

Dangerous conditions as snow turns to ice

The snow which left more than 40% of the nations workforce stranded at home, has caused travel misery for countless others is causing more problems in the form of black ice, in un-gritted areas the snow has been compacted and smoothed by cars and pedestrians and another freezing night has turned many roads into an ice rink.

The local council has kept most of the major routes clear which has meant that buses have resumed main road only services on most routes, however all of the large housing areas such as St. Georges, North Worle, Bournville, Oldmixon and the Coronation have been left without bus services due to the slippery conditions.

Despite the doom and gloom that faces commuters, with local schools and colleges still closed, children and teenagers (and their parents!) continue to enjoy the wintery weather.

The current weather forecast shows no more snow due until possibly the weekend, although tempartures will stay low meaning the snow and ice could be with us for a longer than expected. Keep watching the Weston Echo for more information on the coming weather.