Snow comes in as Exmouth shivers

PUBLISHED: 10:08 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:59 02 March 2018

Snow on Exmouth's rooftops, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.

Snow on Exmouth's rooftops, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.

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Exmouth has continued to be in the grip of Storm Emma, and the town has snow lying across it this morning (Friday, March 2).

Snow on Exmouth's rooftops, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.Snow on Exmouth's rooftops, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.

Exmouth has continued to be in the grip of Storm Emma, and the town has snow lying across it this morning (Friday, March 2).

The conditions seem to be worse than the last big snowfalls, which were in December 2010/January 2011. Yesterday’s snow came in around mid-afternoon, with winds whipping it into small drifts.

Snow on Exmouth's rooftops, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange. Snow on Exmouth's rooftops, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.

Driving became difficult on the town’s side roads, especially around the hills of Brixington, with reports of some cars being abandoned.

Some pedestrians were also reported to be walking in the streets – rather than attempting the pavements – which was causing additional problems for drivers.

Snow looking out towards Exmouth's marina, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.Snow looking out towards Exmouth's marina, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.

Today, very little is moving around the town, as people take heed of the police advice not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

The temperature is expected to lift in Exmouth this afternoon with sleet coming in, turning to light rain this evening. Overnight temperatures could lift as high as 5 degrees C, so a thaw could take place.

Snow on Starcross and beyond, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.Snow on Starcross and beyond, March 2, 2018. Picture: Paul Strange.

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