"We've got everyone walking in off the street," she said.
Councillor Colin Gibbs, who lives close to the A38, said he had been trying to help those stranded and had taken some people back to the village pub.
One woman in the Chudleigh rest centre told the BBC: "You just couldn't really believe it was happening.
"The snow was coming down so thick and fast and it just meant that you could hardly see anything."
Many travellers in Cornwall were also forced to cut short their journeys, spending the night in town halls or community centres.
Mary Judson, from Bude, was among 50 others on a coach trip which had to divert to Launceston Town Hall.
"As we came into Launceston, the coach bumped into the kerb at one point and stopped.
"Everybody's fine. We've had lovely cups of tea from a lady who had been in bed and got up to make us tea, which was wonderful."
A woman in Devon gave birth to twin girls after being taken to hospital in a fire engine, fitted with snow chains, on Thursday night. Both an ambulance and Sea King helicopter had been unable to get through heavy snow.
Some councils say they are running out of road salt and the AA warned shortages have created a "road safety crisis".
Authorities in Wiltshire are hoping to get 500 tonnes of salt from Devon County Council.
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