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Heavy snowfall in West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:01 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:55 28 February 2018

A picturesque Castle Rising in the snow. Picture: Ian Burt

A picturesque Castle Rising in the snow. Picture: Ian Burt

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There was heavy snowfall in West Norfolk overnight, with more forecast for today.

Snowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris BishopSnowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Hunstanton Green was blanketed with snow and the streets of the resort were almost deserted.

Up on the clifftops, the carved wolf at the lighthouse looked at home.

Snowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris BishopSnowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Both Smithdon High and Hunstanton Primary School are closed today. The primary school said it would advise parents later whether it would be open tomorrow. In King’s Lynn, Howard Junior School is also closed.

A picturesque Castle Rising in the snow. Picture: Ian BurtA picturesque Castle Rising in the snow. Picture: Ian Burt

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But children and parents alike are making the most of their day off and have headed to the park to play in the snow.

Snowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris BishopSnowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

With their bobsleighs and boards at the ready, Gemma Hudson, 33, and husband Aaron, 32, spent the day at The Walks with their five-year-old son Jenson.

Mrs Hudson said: “It is Aaron’s first snow day so we thought we’d have a fun day out. Our bobsleigh has been stuck in our loft for years.
“Jenson said it was the best day ever.”

Snowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris BishopSnowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Marina Prostkova, 37, a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was due to go in for training but had to cancel in order to look after her two children.

Milan, 11, and Sofia, 8, who attend Reffley Academy, said they spent the day together building a snowman at home.

Snowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris BishopSnowy scenes in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Sofia added: “We don’t get snow very often so I’m happy we get to play in the snow today.”

Great Northern trains from King’s Lynn are still running throughout the day but commuters should expect minor delays. Passengers are advised to check the National Rail website for more updates.

A spokesman from the passenger ferry service between West Lynn and Ferry Lane in King’s Lynn said services are running as normal.

There are delays on all Lynx bus services throughout West Norfolk, with some cancellations this morning due to school closures and adverse road conditions.

Will Young making the most of the snow in North Wootton. Picture: Ian BurtWill Young making the most of the snow in North Wootton. Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk council said refuse collections will not proceed today as road conditions and conditions under foot are treacherous. The collections due today will be done tomorrow weather permitting.

King’s Lynn police tweeted: “Have to leave your vehicle? Please ensure it’s left in a safe position and doesn’t cause any obstructions.

George Martin making the most of the snow in North Wootton. Picture: Ian BurtGeorge Martin making the most of the snow in North Wootton. Picture: Ian Burt

“Stay home unless your journey is absolutely necessary so the roads are clearer for officers to reach those who need our assistance.”

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There was six inches of snow on the ground at Norfolk Lavender, at Heacham. Picture: Chris BishopThere was six inches of snow on the ground at Norfolk Lavender, at Heacham. Picture: Chris Bishop

Snow surrounds the castle at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian BurtSnow surrounds the castle at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt

Oscar Calton (9) enjoying the snow in North Wootton. Picture: Ian BurtOscar Calton (9) enjoying the snow in North Wootton. Picture: Ian Burt

Blue the dog in Wootton Park. Picture: Ian BurtBlue the dog in Wootton Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Alison Jarvis and her niece Freya Munson sledging in Wootton Woods. Picture: Ian BurtAlison Jarvis and her niece Freya Munson sledging in Wootton Woods. Picture: Ian Burt

Daisy (5) and her older brother Tommy Risebrow (8) sledging in Castle Rising. Picture: Ian BurtDaisy (5) and her older brother Tommy Risebrow (8) sledging in Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt

Kuna pigs in the snow at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian BurtKuna pigs in the snow at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt

Marina Prostkova enjoying the snow in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtMarina Prostkova enjoying the snow in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Marina Prostkova throwing some snow over her son Milan in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtMarina Prostkova throwing some snow over her son Milan in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Milan Prostkova throwing a snowball in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtMilan Prostkova throwing a snowball in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Milan and Sofia Prostkova on their sledges in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtMilan and Sofia Prostkova on their sledges in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Sofia Prostkova playing in the snow in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtSofia Prostkova playing in the snow in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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