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From ice to wind and back – all in a week’s work for Highways teams

It’s been a busy week for Somerset County Council’s Highways teams with a variety of challenges caused by the weather. On Tuesday night, the team was in winter response mode, working through the night to grit around 900 miles of highway across the county as temperatures plummeted and snow fell on higher ground. Then the […]

Highways quick to clear road blocked by trees

Somerset County Council’s highways teams were kept busy this week when high winds and rain caused several trees to fall onto roads. Tree surgeons were quickly on the scene at around noon on Thursday when two large trees blew over and blocked the A38 White Ball Hill at Sampford Arundel near Wellington. The first was […]