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PHOTOS: Strandings across Cornwall in wake of Storm Emma

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:41pm 2nd March 2018. (Updated at 8:59am 3rd March 2018)

People have been rescued across Cornwall as numerous drivers find themselves stranded on the Duchy's roads.

Firefighters from Bodmin Fire Station are just one of the rescue crews who headed out to help after one group got stranded for more than eight hours.

The trio got found themselves trapped on Bodmin Moor after snow and ice swept the Duchy, following the brutal weather in the wake of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma.

A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue shared a photo on Twitter, posting: "Orange Watch @BodminCFRS assisting in the rescue of 3 people who became stranded for 8.5 hours in their vehicle on Bodmin Moor.

"The crew brought them back to Bodmin Fire Station to defrost and a much needed cup of tea! #Snow"

A group of school children on a trip from Cornwall to London also found themselves stranded amid the snow chaos.

The children from Parc Eglos School in Helston had stopped at McDonalds on the M5 on Thursday night - before teachers realised they could go no further.

Brett Dye, headteacher, said: "It was starting to snow quite badly and a few minutes later the driver came back and said he wasn't allowed to move because the snow was getting really bad.

"I was really lucky to bump into a police officer. He brought along three more police officers and we managed to get the road gritted and the coach up the hill."

Luckily, with the help of some good samaritans, the travellers found themselves a place to sleep at a local Travelodge.

He continued: "This was some of the worst conditions I've known and also it was the scariest thing to think I've got 49 children here with me and we're not sure where they're going to sleep tonight - it wasn't that good.

"But they were safe and warm."

Officials released more warnings to drivers to keep off the roads, as weather conditions worsened throughout the night and into Friday morning.

They have also hailed those pitching in to make sure everyone got home safe and sound.

Photos showed the extent of traffic stranded on one road into Cornwall, as emergency services and traffic management tried to get the situation under control.

And others shared posts on Twitter of stranded vehicles, which had been abandoned throughout the night.

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