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Thick fog causes travel problems, several Norwich flights affected

PUBLISHED: 07:31 02 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:56 02 November 2015

King's Lynn is shrouded in heavy fog this morning - The fog in The Walks. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn is shrouded in heavy fog this morning - The fog in The Walks. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Drivers have been warned to take care this morning with fog causing travel issues across the region and affecting several flights out of Norwich International Airport.

Three departures have been cancelled so far this morning; the 6,40 to Aberdeen, the 7am to Edinburgh and the 9.45am to Amsterdam. Incoming flights from Amsterdam (9.10) and Manchester (10:05) have also been cancelled, while the 8.20 from Aberdeen was required to return.

The airport’s website temporarily went down this morning, but is now back online.

British Airways said the fog was also affecting flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports and advised passengers to check online for updates.

There are also severe delays on the A14 and A11 following a crash involving two lorries on the A14, with traffic queueing three miles westbound, between junctions 36 (Nine Mile Hill) and 32 (Histon Interchange).

King's Lynn is shrouded in heavy fog this morning - The fog in The Walks. Picture: Matthew Usher.King's Lynn is shrouded in heavy fog this morning - The fog in The Walks. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Met Office issued a warning yesterday afternoon that fog was expected to return to Norfolk and Suffolk from 9pm last night until midday today.

Their forecaster said: “Areas of fog are expected to form during Sunday night becoming widespread and dense in places by Monday morning. Travel may be impacted by poor visibility, with some minor disruption expected.

“A slack, moist airmass lying across much of England will allow fog to readily form again on Sunday night, reducing visibility to less than 100m at times. Fog will slowly lift and clear from many places through Monday.”

9 comments

  • Thick fog. No problem. Thick motorists. That's the problem.

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    Ivor

    Monday, November 2, 2015

  • I often wonder what these drivers think they are achieving by not putting headlights on in conditions of poor visibility. Probably the same 'twits who leave their headlamps on whilst parked at night.

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    Green Ink from Tunbridge Wells

    Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Call that fog? I am so thankful we don't those ghastly shrouds we used to be inflicted with until the middle 70's. I remember putting a nylon stocking over my Transit nearside headlamp in order to see the kerb, then crawling along disorientated.

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    Green Ink from Tunbridge Wells

    Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Front fogs people think it looks cool, rear fogs being left on are just idiots not paying attention.

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    Skoalbandit

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • These days you see a lot people driving in good visibility with foglights on. Don't they know the rules? Or don't they care?

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    Patrick

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • If you have the brains to turn on your fog lights, please turn them off when it clears out a bit. The switch doesn't have to be a one time event, it can be operated as many times as necessary. Full beam from the car behind may offend but fog lights facing back are just as annoying.

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    Skoalbandit

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • @ GGJ666: just the point!

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    Patrick

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • And to those of you driving between Downham and Wisbech this morning at 8AM without your lights on, YOU ARE IDIOTS.

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    ggj666

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • If you go out of your front door on a morning like this and DON'T think 'Hmmm.. misty (or foggy) .. ' and you don't adjust your driving and your speed and your observation to suit -- should you be out on the roads at all?

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    Patrick

    Sunday, November 1, 2015

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