ALL ROADS on the Highways England network in the South West have now reopened following days of blizzards, strong winds and heavy snow falls.

Highways England is the government-owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads.

Over the past few days the organisation has mobilised snow ploughs and gritters after numerous major roads became blocked, or were closed due to treacherous driving conditions.

However, a tweet sent by Highways England just before midnight last night said: "The South West region are happy to advise that follwoing the period of bad weather, all roads on the Highways England network in the region as now re-open."

Other twitter uses responded by thanking the road teams for all of their hardwork, which the account graciously received acknowledging that it happen a 'challenging' few days:

However, although major routes are open there is still much to be done on B roads and minor roads, and drivers are being advised to exercise caution over the next few days.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Karen Hunt sent us this amazing picture of a snow plough attempting to clear a completely covered road

Drivers are advised to check their routes before travelling, not to exceed speeds of 20mph on minor roads, and to ensure that they have warm clothes and a fully charged phone with them at all times.

  • Thomas Keble School, Stroud, is the only local school that has announced it will be closed tomorrow (Monday, March 5).