Traffic and travel updates in and around Bath today
11.oo pm UPDATE: A39 in Farrington Gurney closed and hazardous driving conditions westbound between Rush Hill Junction and the B3139 New Street junction, because of ice and snow.
Lansdown Road both ways blocked due to accident, ice and snow between Lansdown Grove and Julian Road / Guinea Lane.
9.22pm UPDATE: @fergieweather: W COUNTRY No significant change to earlier forecasts: snow easing for most by midnight but continuing into early AM W Som & FoD especially.
9.17pm UPDATE: Two lanes closed and hazardous driving conditions on M4 Second Severn Crossing eastbound because of snow.
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9.16pm UPDATE: A350 Warminster Road in Westbury blocked, queueing traffic and hazardous driving conditions in both directions between the Laverton Road junction and Services roundabout, because of an accident, ice and snow.
9.05pm UPDATE: Bath councillor Sarah Bevan tweeted: Just got in from work. Big thanks to my rescuers!
9.00pm UPDATE: @maryenglish: Bendy Bus Jack-Knifed @ Wellsway S Bath, rescue services and gritter lorries can't get thru due to gridlock:(
8.55pm UPDATE: The Somerset Standard reported: Frome town centre closed due to the dangerous driving conditions. Avoid area and if possible don't drive at all.
8.45pm UPDATE; @ProudofRadstock: Conditions reported to be treacherous between Radstock and PSJ, please avoid. Buses unable to complete journeys to Radstock at present.
8.30pm UPDATE: Flights now suspended at Bristol International Airport until 10pm.
8.25pm UPDATE: @paulhurleyrugby: Bathwick hill is a total nightmare ! Why is the road still open ! Get a grit waggon up here or close the damn road !
8.20pm UPDATE: @hypersnail: Bathwick Hill is blocked with abandoned vehicles from the Youth Centre to the University, doesn't look good.
8.15pm UPDATE: @NickiSmithBath: Buses leaving people stranded between Bath and PSJ, MSN and Radstock. Now trying to walk home. Can't anyone help?
8.10pm UPDATE: @maryenglish: Traffic at a total standstill on the Wellsway south of Bath & Bloomfield Road,re-direct onto Midford Rd
8.05pm UPDATE: @bunnuby: It's been nearly 2 hrs since we left town, still half way up Wellsway... It's going to be a long night :(((
6.56pm UPDATE: Flights suspended at Bristol International Airport until 8pm to allow snow to be cleared from the runway.
Airport reported many roads nearby impassible.
6.52pm UPDATE: The Royal High School @royalhighbath tweeted: Lansdown blocked by bus at St Stephen's Church - both ways.
6.39pm UPDATE: @stewblack: Radstock in North east Somerset. tweets coming in all over about people stuck in heavy traffic, Snowing hard and very cold.
6.36pm UPDATE: Reports of an accident involving a lorry on M4 at junction 15 Swindon East.
6.34pm UPDATE: @Bridget_Eaton: Tried all of the hills to Bath. Ralph Allen=2 cars crashed. Wellsway=queues going far beyond the eye. Bathwick=same as wellsway.
@robglow: Treacherous driving conditions from Keynsham to Radstock via A39 and through Timsbury. Thankfully the only big hill is under canopy.
@Wilferooster: A37 to farrington gurney from marks bury barely moving, roads slowly becoming treacherous
6.30pm UPDATE: Latest tweets.
@Iron_amy: Bloomfield drive extremely slippery. Many cars being abandoned, in a 4x4 and had to turn around. Avoid!!!!
@dotsparkle50: Southdown road leading onto EnglishCombe lane is very slippery.
@ross_taylor21: Been on this bus for an hour. Am now further away from both uni and Bath.
@4DC5: Ugh, walking the streets of Bath is just horrible right now. Snow just thick enough to be very slippery.
6.13pm UPDATE: Snow is causing queueing traffic on the A367 Wellsway in Bath near the Red Lion.
6.10pm UPDATE: Snow has blocked the A37 in Farrington Gurney near the Rush Hill junction.
5.45pm UPDATE: Accident on the A4 Bath Road in Saltford.
5.20pm UPDATE: Ian Fergusson reports on Twitter: "Heavier snow rates continue to edge ever-closer to Bath & Bristol from SE."
4.45pm UPDATE: The main carriageway of the M48 westbound is closed. A diversion is in operation via the entry and exit slip roads.
4.15pm UPDATE: An accident on A37 in Temple Cloud at the Cameley Road junction.
2.55pm UPDATE: Reports of snow falling in the Bath area on Twitter. No problems for treated roads at this stage.
2.40pm UPDATE; BBC weatherman Ian Fergusson tweets: "Temperature profile increasingly conducive to snow in Bristol area & especially by rush-hour/eve as heavier rates likely."
9.30am UPDATE: BBC weatherman Ian Fergusson warns on Twitter @fergieweather: "W COUNTRY UPDATE: Further area of snow expected to spread N across many parts of @bbcpointswest area later this afternoon, eve & tonight...
"Areas more likely for snow as potentially troublesome tonight are: E Som; Wilts (e.g. M4 corridor); B&NES; Bristol; S Glos; Glos."
9.25am UPDATE: Accident on the Batheaston Bypass has been cleared.
9.20am UPDATE: Earlier lane closure caused by broken down lorry on the M4 Second Severn Crossing has been cleared.
9.14am UPDATE: Accident on the A46 at Upper Swainswick near Blacksmith Lane.
9.09am UPDATE: Car has hit a barrier on the A4 Batheaston Bypass.
9.06am UPDATE: Cars bumper to bumper on the A4 Keynsham bypass, queueing from Saltford back to Keynsham.
9.05am UPDATE: Long queues A367 coming into Bath from Radstock at Peasedown.
8.55am UPDATE: Reports of an accident and slow traffic on the A4 Batheaston Bypass at the junction with A46.
8.51am UPDATE: Weather forecaster Ian Fergusson says there may be 3cm to 6cm of snow tonight across the west.
8.49 UPDATE: Long tailbacks on A37 at Clutton due to faulty temporary traffic lights
8.48am UPDATE: Although snow has had little impact on roads and pavements, many side streets remain treacherous. Pavements at Snow Hill, Camden, Fairfield Park all affected.
8.30am UPDATE: Reports of queueing traffic on the A4 at Batheaston heavier than usual..
8.23am UPDATE: All B&NES council car parks are open this morning.
8.20am UPDATE: No reports of problems with flights at Bristol International Airport this morning.
8.02am UPDATE: The bus service 161 (Wells - Frome) unable to serve Nunny operating via A361 to Nunny Catch roundaout, then the normal route.
7.55am UPDATE: First Great Western 8.15am service to London Paddington from Bath Spa has been cancelled.
7.52am UPDATE: A broken down lorry has closed one lane of the M4 Second Severn Crossing eastbound.
7.45am UPDATE: Problems on the some bus routes.
Bath service 184 (Bath - Frome) unable to serve Redan, going direct to Riverside then returning to normal route.
Bath service 267 (Bath - Frome) unable to serve Critchill, operating direct to Frome Market Place.
Bath service 4 (Bath Riverside - Bathampton) Unable to serve Holcombe Vale, going via Down Lane.