HEAVY snow was causing chaos and disruption in Bucks this morning.

Most schools around the area were closed while there were reports of serious accidents on the roads.

Many motorists were forced to give up the battle and stay off work.

Wycombe District Council say there will be no refuse collections today for safety reasons. Vehicles on the hill will struggle. Gritting is being redeployed in the town centre.

A fallen power line has brought traffic to a halt along Sheepridge Lane, between Flackwell Heath and Well End.

In Gerrards Cross a fallen tree has stopped traffic around Station Road and Packhorse Road.

Widmer End is completely snowed in, and around ten cars have been abandoned on Primrose Hill. One car has swerved across the lanes of the hill and is blocking the road.

Amersham's main roads are clear, and traffic is quiet, but slow moving.

Communications and Publicity Officer for Chiltern District Council, Stuart Marlton, said that refuse and recycling collections had been suspended today. The situation is due to be reviewed, by refuse contractors Verdant, early tomorrow morning, and a decision will be made then as to whether collections will resume on Friday. If possible, and should it be necessary, the refuse service will attempt catch-up work on Saturday.

Wycombe District Council still advises people to stay at home with icy conditions expected later.

Joan Fletcher, 84, who lives off Rose Avenue, Hazelmere, said: "I think we have become a nation of sissies. Years ago we had 4ft drifts of snow and England still carried on.

"I am disabled and cannot get my groceries because the taxis are not running. But it still looks so pretty outside."

Joan could not get to her social club at Hazlemere Community Centre because volunteer drivers were unavailable.

Mr Cordera of Foodtime Express fought his way through the snow to keep the Bucks Free Press staff's hunger at bay in his sandwich van.

He left from Stanwell, Middlesex, at about five past nine this morning and said: "It's dreadful out there. The roads should have been gritted last night but they don't seem to have been. Treadaway Hill is really bad. Everywhere on my round has been open so far, but they didn't expect me to come. I started a bit late, and I've still got to finish round Wycombe and go to Maidenhead."

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