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Fresh snow fall caught Council out

Fresh snow fall yesterday afternoon and in to the evening caused headaches for both road-users and pedestrians as many roads in Newbury became ice-rinks this morning.

The yellow weather warning that predicted treacherous ice for Monday failed to get the gritters out any later than yesterday afternoon.

Many road-users complained about the state of roads around Newbury Town Centre and on the A4 towards Thatcham.

On Boundary Road several cars and vans were struggling on the small incline to get over the bridge.

In response on Twitter, West Berkshire Council said: “Our gritters were out and about treating roads yesterday afternoon and are out treating them again this morning.”

They added: "This morning we have been out treating our snow clearance network and have snow blowers going to Combe, two sections of the B4000 (Upper Lambourn and Wickham) and an unnamed road from the A338 to B4494 at Farnborough.

"Over the weekend we treated the snow clearance network at 2pm and again at 9pm on Saturday and at 8.30am on Sunday morning. Our primary network was treated on Sunday afternoon."

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