SNOW: Weather and travel updates in Gloucestershire

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By Bodger21 | Monday, January 21, 2013, 06:10

by laura_enfield

Ice warnings have been issued by the Met Office for today and people are urged to take care as they head back to work and school.

The 'big freeze' is now expected to last until Saturday.

Temperatures plunged to -4C last night and are not expected to rise above freezing today, dropping down as low as -7C tomorrow night.

People are being warned to brace themselves for 'Blue Monday' today, as it is allegedly the most depressing day of the year due to poor weather conditions, low motivation and time elapsed since Christmas.

The whiteout has left many people struggling to leave home over the weekend and heavy snow hit Littledean in the Forest of Dean again yesterday.

Schools in the area are also battling the conditions and some will remain closed today.

Those who ventured out over the weekend enjoyed playing in the snow, creating sculptures and snapping some of the wintry scenes, while others turned their hand to helping ease the situation for others.

In Tuffley a team of 20 volunteers have been out salting the roads.

Ward councillor Gerald Dee said: "People have been looking after their neighbours here.

"There are no shops really nearby for the elderly so it is difficult.

"If you or someone you know is in difficulty please do get in touch with a councillor."

TRAVEL

Stagecoach service updates

Gloucester

Service 1 Normal route to Matson shops.

Services 3, 4, 5, 6,9, 10, 12, 97/98 and 113 normal routes

Service 7 Gloucester to Finlay Road will not serve Sapperton Road

Service 12A will operate via Severn Vale Drive and Field Court Drive to Naas Lane Roundabout

Ross On Wye

Service 23 Gloucester to Coleford main roads only, will not serve Clements End

Service 24 currently operating from Ross to Drybrook, but does not serve Joys Green

Service 30 currently operating as a Service 31

Service 31 normal route

Service 32 Ross to Gloucester will operate via M50 to Gorsley. Service will now serve Ross Labels Lower car park

Service 33 Hereford, Ross, Gloucester, normal route

Service 35 will not operate

Service 36 will not operate

Service 44 will not operate

Cheltenham

Service A, C and D normal route

Service B will only operate to Bradley Road via London Road and Cirencester Road.

Service H will not serve Mandarin Way and Swindon Village.

Service P & Q will not operate.

Stroud

Service 14 will operate via Ebley Bypass, will not serve Selsey, Leonard Stanley and Bridgend.

Service 20 will only serve Stonehouse High Street.

Service 21 will not serve Oldends Lane.

Service 26 will only operate as far as Brimscombe Corner.

Service 37 will only operate as far as the Co-op.

Service 46 will only operate to Nailsworth, will not serve Forest Green.

Service 93 will only operate to Nailsworth, will not serve Forest Green.

Service 93 will operate via Pitchcombe, will not serve Whiteshill.

* For the latest road and travel updates, visit the Highways Agency website.

* For the latest weather updates log on to the Quedgeley People weather channel.

* For the latest news on school closures, parents are advised to visit Gloucestershire County Council's emergency school closure list.

 * For the latest winter weather advice visit the Gloucestershire County Council website.

      

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