Snow day for thousands of students in West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 10:11 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:17 21 January 2013

This was scene at Flitcham this morning

This was scene at Flitcham this morning


More than 30 schools in West Norfolk were shut this morning following heavy snow overnight.

More than 30 schools in West Norfolk were shut this morning following heavy snow overnight.

The A134 was closed at Shouldham Thorpe, near Downham Market, during the morning rush hour to allow recovery for a HGV that has left the road.

West Norfolk council also announced today that all household waste collections (black, green and brown bins) have been cancelled because of the snow and ice.

A council spokesman continued: “The brown bin service has been cancelled this week. Please leave your black/green bins at your collection point as crews will attempt to return tomorrow, weather permitting.

“It is anticipated that all collections will run one day late this week, however, the weather will be assessed each day and this page will be updated accordingly. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

The spokesman added: “ Brown bin customers who have excess garden waste due to the cancellation of these collections can request compostable sacks for the garden waste.”

Here is the list of schools closed in and around West Norfolk:

Ashwicken Primary School

Brancaster Primary School

Burnham Market Primary School

Churchill Park School

Clackclose Community Primary School

Denver Primary School

Downham Market High School

Eastgate Primary School

Fairstead Community Primary and Nursery School

Flitcham Primary School

Gooderstone Primary School

Great Dunham Primary School

Greyfriars Primary School

Highgate Infant School

Hilgay Village Primary School

Hillcrest Primary School

Howard Junior School

Hunstanton Infant School

Ingoldisthorpe Primary School

King Edward VII School

King’s Lynn Academy

Litcham School

Magdalen Village School

Marshland High School

Marshland St James Primary School and Nursery

Redgate Junior School

Rudham Primary School

Sedgeford Primary School

Southery Primary School

Springwood High School (Academy)

St. Andrew’s Primary School

St. Clement’s High School

St. Edmund’s Community Foundation School

St. German’s Primary School

St. Martin At Shouldham Primary School

Swaffham Infant School

Ten Mile Bank Community Primary School

Tilney All Saints Primary School

Upwell Community Primary School

Walpole Cross Keys Primary School

Watlington Community School

Whitefriars Primary School

Wimbotsham and Stow Community School

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