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The army is brought in

Created on 03/03/2018 @ 09:44
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The army has been brought in to help get to people cut off by the snow in Montgomeryshire.

The soldiers, possibly from barracks in Shropshire, are in the area supporting local public services.

They have been clearing roads and also accessing some communities where people are in need, with at least one case of them attempting to get someone to hospital.

Their presence comes as many minor roads remain closed, along with the A470 Caersws to Clatter road.

It is understood the soldiers are being deployed to areas where accessibility is the worst.

Meanwhile, community spirit is in full force with many farmers and others helping to clear lanes and roads.

In Newtown, pavements remain treacherous and the police have urged people to only drive if absolutely necessary.

2 to 5-day forecast

Sunday will have sunny spells and showers, these perhaps heavy with a slight chance of the odd thunderstorm. It will be largely dry overnight and for most of Monday, but there will be just the chance of a shower. This chance of the odd shower will continue overnight and through Tuesday, but most places should remain dry throughout.

6 to 10-day forecast

Temperatures not nearly as low next week, but there will nonetheless be a few cold nights. Areas of precipitation migrating around the UK will bring wet and at times breezy weather along with a snow risk, but the chance of accumulating snow to low elevations will be much lower than this week.

Photo: A soldier at Leighton, near Welshpool (Photo by Elwyn Turner)


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