Double decker overturns in freezing conditions sparking major incident

A major incident has been declared after a double-decker bus overturned amid icy conditions in Somerset.

It comes as drivers were warned ‘only to travel if necessary’ today.

The crash involved a double decker bus and a motorbike.

Avon and Somerset Police say a ‘significant number of police, fire and ambulance units are on the scene and a major incident has been declared.’

In a tweet, the force added: ‘The A39 Quantock Road, in Bridgwater, has been closed due to an overturned double-decker bus.

‘Officers were called at around 6am today (Tuesday 17 January) following the road-related incident. Emergency services are at the scene.’

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