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Double-decker bus filled with passengers crashes and flips over

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A major incident has been declared after a double decker bus overturned in Somerset leaving the road blocked. 

Officers said a “significant number” of police, fire and ambulance crews have been sent to the scene of the incident, which also involved a motorcyclist. 

The bus reportedly had a “high number” of passengers on board at the time. 

Officers had earlier warned about the “extremely icy and dangerous” conditions following freezing temperatures.

No casualties have been confirmed so far.

Avon and Somerset Police said: “We were called at around 6am today to the A39 Quantock Road following a road-related incident involving a double-decker bus and a motorcyclist.

“Closure are in place at the junction of Sandford Hill and Quantock Road. A significant number of police, fire and ambulance units are on the scene and a major incident has been declared.”

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