Motorists are being urged not to use the roads this morning (Friday 2 March) as continued snow in parts overnight, and freezing rain, on top of sub-zero temperatures, has made driving conditions potentially dangerous.
Sheet ice has been forecast and this presents an extreme risk as you cannot see it, and gritting has no effect. Please take extra care if travelling during this time.
The Service has been assisting and helping the other emergency services yesterday and this morning due to the severe weather in Devon and Somerset.
Fire crews’ activity in the community includes the following:
Fire safety advice
If you are using alternative sources of heating and lighting due to a lack of power during the current severe weather, please take account of the following advice:
Importantly, ensure that flues and chimneys are clear of snow. Fuel burning appliances without adequate ventilation can lead to carbon monoxide gas being produced. You can't see it, taste it or smell it but CO poisoning can be fatal or cause permanent damage to your health.
Watch out for the early symptoms of poisoning such as headaches and feeling sick and if you think you have carbon monoxide poisoning, you should:
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