A walk in the snow in Buxton (photograph taken on January 18). PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Saturday snow update: Fresh snow brings renewed travel problems in Norfolk

Saturday, January 26, 2013
9.10 AM

A fresh dusting of snow across many parts of East Anglia has brought some travel disruption this morning – and a renewed warning to drive with care before the expected thaw arrives.

Norfolk County Council gritters were despatched once last night and twice in the early hours of this morning to keep the county’s 2,000-mile priority network accessible.

But some bus routes have been altered because of the continuing icy conditions and police have warned motorists that the roads still need to be approached with care.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “There have been a couple of accidents, but thankfully nothing major. There are still some icy patches and the driving conditions are not great. There might only be a thin layer of snow, but I am hoping that people will see the white stuff and drive accordingly. You don’t know what is underneath.”

A statement from Konect buses says: “Due to further snow fall last night and early this morning please expect delays and possible short notice cancellations to our services today.

“We’re intending to operate all services to their usual routes, however the 0653 Service X6 was unable to serve the Attleborough estates - we’re planning on operating all subsequent 6A’s and X6’s around the full normal route in Attleborough.”

A statement from Norfolk Green buses says: “All routes are running normally so far this morning. However, the road between Burnham Market and Burnham Overy Staithe is still too hazardous to use, so unfortunately Burnham Overy Staithe will again be unserved by Coasthopper for now – apologies.”

Neither First Buses nor Greater Anglia trains reported any service disruption this morning.

Norwich airport was “snow closed” during the night, but was re-opened this morning – although the KL1505 and KL1506 services were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions in Amsterdam. Passengers are asked to contact KLM for re-booking by calling 0871 2310000 or by visiting KLM.com.

Jim Bacon, at Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest, said any remaining sleet and snow would clear by mid morning, leaving the rest of the day mainly dry with sunny spells. He said: “I think we will see temperatures recovering and a slow thaw setting in.”