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Bad weather still causes problems

Somerset is still struggling in snowy conditions, while more severe weather and flash flooding is forecast.

Four people were rescued from a vehicle after being stuck in snow for two-and-a-half hours on Deerleap Hill near Westbury-sub-Mendip.

Routine and planned surgery at the Royal United Hospital in Bath was cancelled, while outpatients clinics were postponed until 1400 GMT.

Lydeard St Lawrence Primary School near Taunton was closed on Monday.

The Met Office has warned of heavy showers of rain and snow during Monday afternoon and overnight, with some localised flooding.

Late on Monday afternoon there were reports of flash flooding on the A37 between Ilchester and Yeovil while rivers and tributaries across the county were looking very swollen.



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