As more snow falls on Norwich traffic and pedestrians struggle to make their way home.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Sunday night snow update: Norwich Airport closed and First buses cancel services in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

Sunday, January 20, 2013
8.53 PM

All flights into and out of Norwich Airport have been cancelled tonight following the closure of the airport due to the wintry weather.

Flights to and from Amsterdam, Aberdeen and Manchester are among those to have been cancelled as a result of the closure while passengers hoping to fly tomorrow are being advised to check before they travel.

It is the same news for bus passengers in the region after today’s snow this evening forced First Bus to cancel all remaining services in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

The operator, which also terminated the X1 service to King’s Lynn after buses completed their route due to the snow, apologised for “any inconvenience these weather-related issues” caused.

It said it would sent updates via Twitter from 6am tomorrow following an early-morning assessment of the roads.

Anglian Bus said it, too, would make a decision about tomorrow’s services at 6am.

Norfolk Green said all buses were running normally at 4pm, except for Burnham Overy Staithe, and it expected to continue running all services through the night.

Meanwhile gritters have been out on Norfolk’s roads tonight with the first wave out after 6pm to cover A, B and priority C roads, with a new crew due to start at midnight.

A spokesman said gritting crewswere expected to go out again at about 12.30am and again before the morning rush hour and will decide whether they grit or use snow ploughs depending on how much it has snowed.

But despite the best efforts of gritting teams the wintry conditions are causing problems on the roads tonight with police reported to be “busy” dealing with a number of “weather related incidents”.

Police are warning drivers to take care on the roads and allow extra time for their journeys becaue of the weather which has resulted in the B1152 being partially blocked by snow drifts between Clippesby and Potter Heigham this evening.

There were also snowdrifts in Thorpe Market and on the B1354 but these were cleared by mid afternoon.Greater Anglia said winter weather had affected parts of its network during the afternoon, although all routes are open and train services running.

It warned that some trains could be cancelled during the morning peak period in case some trains have to run at reduced speed to minimise falling snow being drawn into the electric motors and damaging the train when it melts.

See www.greateranglia.co.uk for proposed service alternation.