BBC Gloucestershire gives more
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BBC Gloucestershire gives more

During severe weather conditions last week, BBC Radio Gloucestershire provided extra emergency programming covering the flooding, snowstorms and power cuts.

With flood waters rising, motorists trapped in cars, train services in chaos and power supplies failing BBC Radio Gloucestershire provided extra information for the county.

"After the events of last summer it was immediately obvious that people were nervous" says BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Assistant Editor Mark Jones. "We set out to give them the information they needed to get home and to feel safer. When we knew that hundreds of people were stuck in the cars on the main hilltop route it was obvious that we couldn't go to regional programming .. so we stayed on air until we knew everyone was safe and that Police and Highways were about to reopen the blocked roads."

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