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Published by Emma Carton at 10:08am 2nd February 2019. (Updated at 11:37am 2nd February 2019)

Meet Cornwall's snow heroes - including the pub that put up drivers stranded on the A30 and the supermarket that helped a woman in labour and students forced to sleep at their college overnight!

We might not witness the white stuff very often, but locals and emergency services across the Duchy always pull together.

So, Pirate FM decided we could not let their efforts go without a mention.

(We know there must be many more stories, so please send us your photos and thank yous to the link at the bottom!)

1) Snow room at the inn!

Jamaica Inn opened its doors to the drivers stranded on the A30.

The stretch over Bodmin was a complete white-out on Thursday night.

Hundreds of people were stuck in their cars for hours, waiting for the gritters and snow ploughs to arrive.

If you found room at the inn, these are the amazing staff you have to thank!

Katie is the assistant manager and has told Pirate FM the staff were absolutely incredible:

"The whole restaurant was pretty much covered in beds to try and accomodate everybody who was stranded.

"Around half past three/four o'clock was when the first people came in saying it was getting really bad on the A30.

"And then from then on it just didn't stop until about four o'clock in the morning I think the last lady came in".

2) Supermarket Superheroes

Asda in Bodmin pulled a blinder when students and staff were forced to bed down at Callywith College overnight.

"The snow came down really quickly, so we made the decision to keep the students here overnight as the roads were so dangerous.

"Obviously we don't plan for this sort of situation so we didn't have bedding for more than 400 children, and that's when Asda contacted us to offer their help. A few staff members and pupils went over to the store to pick the items up.

"The pupils and the staff here were absolutely thrilled with Asda's brilliant gesture, it shows great community spirit. We would have had to have used our own money to buy all these items, so that's been saved towards the childrens' education".

College principal Mark Wardle

And not only that...

Pregnant woman Roxanne was on her way to hospital when the blizzards hit Bodmin.

Asda's admin manager, Lee Coshall, and customer Jess helped her inside the store and stayed with her until paramedics arrived.

Pirate FM understands Roxanne gave birth to a healthy baby girl: Read the full story.

3) The greatest gritter!

Cormac have shared a fab story about one of their gritter drivers - Lee in Bodmin.

He was stopped on Thursday night by an ambulace crew struggling to reach their blue-light destination.

Not only did Lee stop to help them through, he escorted them right to the front door!

Bravo Lee!

4) Everyone needs a friend like Floyd!

This guy!

What a gesture...

5) Holding out for a Hero!

What would we do without Cornwall's amazing emergency services?!

To the teams from Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and all Cornwall's emergency services; thank you!

If there is anyone else who deserves a mention, send us your comments and photos at the link below!

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