Residents in North Somerset are suffering after dozens of recycling collections have been missed in North Somerset.

Thirty-eight streets across the district have been affected by snowy and icy conditions in the areas, which meant crews couldn’t access the road. Portishead, Dundry, Failance, Winford and Long Ashton are among the places to be affected.

Collections of the recycling bins are set to go back to normal today, however the council has warned residents to still expect small disruptions.

According to thisisbristol.co.uk, a spokesperson for the council said: “These collections have been missed because crews are not able to safely collect. People do not need to report a missed collection.”

The statement continued: “Homeowners should take their recycling back in and put it out on your next collection day. People should leave their wheeled bin or council-issued sacks out and we will collect them as soon as possible.”

It was reported earlier this week by southwestbusiness.co.uk that the Council has now ordered tonnes of extra salt for gritting to ensure that no similar events happen again, as forecasters predict cold weather for the rest of the week.

Other services have also been struggling through the icy conditions and have had to adapt their operations. This includes first aid charity St John’s Ambulance, which has been using 4×4 ambulances over the past couple of days, to help staff in the conditions.

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