May 21 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Snow and sub-zero temperatures have brought icy roads and more school closures to the Thetford, Swaffham and Watton area.
Temperatures are currently minus five degrees celsius in Thetford and althought the main roads are passable, the side roads are said to be frozen over.
So far, there have been no significant crashes in the area and trains are running with small delays.
Schools in the area which have closed include:
Ashill Primary School in Thetford
Duchy Of Lancaster CE Primary School
East Harling Primary School & Nursery
Eccles, Hargham & Wilby CE VA Primary School
Edmund De Moundeford VC Primary School in Feltwell
Hockwold & Methwold Community School - Iceni Academy closed on both sites. A’Level exams go ahead in CB2.
Mundford VC Primary School
Parker’s Primary School near Watton
St. Peter & St. Paul CE VC Primary School in Carbrooke, near Watton
The Norman CE VA Primary School in Northwold -
Thompson Primary School near Watton
Watton Junior School
Watton Westfield Infant & Nursery School
Wayland Academy in Watton
Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham
St Andrew’s Primary in Swaffham
Necton Primary School, near Swaffham.
Meanwhile, across the Suffolk border, no schools have closed in the area. Brandon Town Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting to next Monday. The council reported that it has been icy in the town but there have been no major problems.
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max temp: 12°C
min temp: 9°C