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17th Jan 2023

Major incident declared after double-decker bus overturns in Somerset

Steve Hopkins

Police have urged people to travel only ‘if it is absolutely essential’

A major incident has been declared after a double-decker bus overturned in Somerset on Tuesday.

Update: 70 people on board double-decker bus that ‘rolled over’ in major incident in Somerset

Avon and Somerset Police said officers were called around 6am to the A39, Quantock Road, in Bridgewater.

A “significant number” of police, fire and ambulance crews are at the scene.

The incident also involved a motorcyclist.

No casualties have been confirmed as of yet.

The force urged people to travel only “if it is absolutely essential”.

“The conditions are extremely icy and dangerous due to the freezing conditions overnight and residual water on the road from the past week’s wet weather,” it added on Twitter.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow.