Somerset

Ice and fog predicted overnight in Somerset

Snow in Yeovil
Image caption Weather forecasters said temperatures fell to -11C (14F) in parts on Thursday night

Extensive ice is predicted in Somerset overnight as the freezing weather is expected to continue.

Overnight on Thursday, temperatures fell to -11C (14F) in parts of the county but no more snow fell.

BBC Weather forecaster Richard Angwin said rain and sleet were likely in the county on Friday evening, and ice and fog through much of the night.

"Temperatures will remain below freezing so ice will be pretty extensive," he said.

He said ice would continue to be a problem on Saturday morning and the fog could clear in the late morning.

On Friday the Met Office said the Yeovilton area of the county was among the coldest places in the UK.

Twelve schools were closed and bus services cancelled after 10cm (4in) of snowfall in the Yeovil area and on Exmoor on Thursday.

Somerset's homeless services said they have been "stretched" but were coping with an increase in demand during this week's wintry conditions.

A Winter Watch scheme means anyone sleeping rough will be given a place to stay if the temperature falls below zero three nights running.

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