Severe weather information

Severe weather can bring many challenges and can cause disruptions across Taunton Deane.

Use this page to find out how services are affected in Taunton Deane and links to other useful information for the winter period.

The severe weather may affect schools, bin collections, road conditions and public transport.

Office Closure - Friday 2 March 2018

Due to the heavy snow and freezing temperatures forecast, the offices in Taunton and Wellington will be closed on Friday 2 March 2018. This includes the Chelston depot where all vehicles, part from 4x4s, are off the road.

This is for the safety of customers and staff.

Bin collections

Somerset Waste Partnership have issued guidance on refuse and recycling collection arrangements in the event of severe weather on their website. If collections are disrupted, further updates will be issued, including on SWP's Facebook page and Twitter feed.


A RED weather warning is in place for our area – this means a significant risk from heavy snow, strong winds and extremely cold temperatures.

Some roads may be closed in rural areas. Please do not travel unless vital and heed the warnings in place. 

Please check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours – a friendly word or offer of help is so important.

Please keep up to date with the latest information by tuning in to your local radio station. Travel Somerset has the latest on the travel situation, you can also follow on Twitter @travelsomerset

Somerset County Council has information on school and road closures  – you can also tune in to your local radio station for updates.

Met Office warnings are posted online and on Twitter - @metofficeSWEng

Please stay safe and only travel if vital – don’t take any risks in this extreme weather. Keep an eye on your neighbours, especially if they are elderly/vulnerable.

Updated 1 March 2018 at 19.50pm