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Drivers thanked for help in snow

Drivers of four wheel drive vehicles have been thanked by a council in Hertfordshire for helping carers make home visits during severe snow.

Drivers took carers on 200 trips to elderly and vulnerable people between 6 and 10 January and on Wednesday.

Hertfordshire 4x4 Response, the county's fire service and countryside management service were involved.

Hertfordshire County Council said some of the trips were up to six hours long and did not finish until late at night.

The volunteer team Hertfordshire 4x4 Response also assisted during the snowfall before Christmas.

Richard Smith, executive member for adult care and health, said: "It is heart warming to see such selflessness from volunteers for Hertfordshire 4x4 Response and our own staff.

"Many older and vulnerable people have received the visits they need because of their dedication, and I'm sure they would join me in offering their gratitude to the volunteer drivers."

Hertfordshire 4x4 Response said it is keen to recruit new drivers to their organisation, particularly in the west of the county.

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