Due to heavy snow across the South West, schools and bus services have announced closures, including the 172 which will not run between Paulton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Peasedown St John. Met Office continue to issue a yellow weather warning. See below for a list of school closures

School closures in the area so far:

Local school announcing closures this morning:

  1. Somervale School

  2. Writhlington School: Unfortunately, after a site inspection, the school is closed today (Wednesday 8th March) due to the adverse weather conditions. Please look out for an update later today or early tomorrow morning after further site inspections.
  3. Midsomer Norton Primary School

  4. Norton Hill School

  5. All Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, expect St Dunstan's, Preston, Buckler's Mead and Westfield

  6. St John's Primary School Midsomer Norton

  7. Bath College (both campuses)

First West of England have suspended 172/173/174 & 379 pending further checks:

Bus services closed

Due to heavy snow in the Bath area, services 172/173/174 & 379 for Bath are suspended pending further checks. Service 174 will still operate to Shepton Mallet from Wells only as per the timetable. Service 376 is scheduled to operate as normal.

Due to snow no buses are running between Paulton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Peasedown St John.

Somervale School tweeted this morning they would be closed today due to the snow:

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning:

Spells of snow on Wednesday may cause travel disruption during Wednesday into Thursday morning:

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers

  • Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible

  • Some rural communities could become temporarily cut off

  • Power cuts may occur and other services may be temporarily affected

  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable with a chance of injuries from slips and falls on snow-covered or icy surfaces

Midsomer Norton Today tweeted this stunning photograph of a dusting of snow over rooftops:

B&NES Council gritting team for out overnight making sure the roads were safe. Please be careful if you do have to drive anywhere today.