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Villages cut off in the snow

Created on 19/12/2010 @ 16:52
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Villages in the Newtown area were cut off to public transport over the weekend as more than 15cms of snow was dumped on the region.

A heavy Friday lunch time rain shower was quickly followed by heavy snow and overnight temperatures that plummeted to as low as -10.

It decimated the weekend’s sporting fixtures and created shopping misery as the much anticipated busiest day of the year on the high streets was virtually snowed off.

And public transport was hit hard. Saturday bus services were cancelled to Montgomery, Caersws, Abermule and Berriew leaving many without any option but to stay home.

A spokesperson for Tanat Valley has advised all bus users to check their web site for updates with some services hopefully restored for Monday, weather permitting. The link is

Arriva Trains Wales reported today that all of its Wales routes were back to normal.


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