Despite the atrocious weather, Penmount Crematorium is fully operational today, but mourners are still advised to check before heading there.

A Cornwall Council spokesman says: "It may be that mourners are unable to reach the crematorium.  We recommend that people planning to attend funerals contact either the funeral director they know to be arranging the funeral or the next of kin of the deceased in case those parties have decided to re-arrange the funeral.

"We would also suggest that visitors to the memorial grounds might be advised to postpone their visit until the snow and ice has cleared."

The council has also advised that waste collection services have been suspended in Truro and surrounding areas and also Hayle and its surrounding areas because of the severe weather conditions.

"Anyone whose collections have been cancelled will need to store their residual and clinical waste until next week," says the council. "We are planning to carry out the dry recycling and garden waste collections scheduled from today on Saturday this week weather permitting."