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985 train cancellations, flight delays and icy roads - travel in Norfolk and Suffolk as snow sweeps in

PUBLISHED: 07:10 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:47 27 February 2018

Snow shower over the A47 at Colney.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Snow shower over the A47 at Colney. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Trains have been cancelled, flights delayed and roads blocked as snow sweeps the region.

Between midnight and 10am today Norfolk Police had received 116 weather-related calls.

Out of those calls, seven were because of injuries from road traffic collisions, 14 were damage only incidents and 13 were because of highway obstructions.

Roads

Drivers have been urged to take care on Norfolk’s roads, with snow, ice and slush making for hazardous conditions.

Snow fell across most of the region overnight on Monday, with many drivers waking up to snow-covered roads.

By early morning, well-used roads had already turned to slush, which, PC Dan Taylor said, would quickly turn to ice in the cold temperatures.

He said: “Obvious observation, but the roads are very slippery with the excess snow and slush which is quickly turning to ICE in -6 degrees!

Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: ArchantSnow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant

“Please take care on the roads and take it slowly. Already had broken wheels on cars bouncing off kerbs.”

He said the officers in Earlham had already helped push a broken down vehicle off the road in the area.

The ambulance service tweeted at 9.40am to say they had already been called to almost 30 crashes across the region.

There are generally delays across the county, including on major routes such as the A140 from Diss to Norwich.

Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant

First Norwich tweeted to say that all its services were running, but that there may be minor delays because of the weather.

Sanders Coaches said all their services were running too, except for the 610 school service to Reepham High. They asked users to be patient, as some may be slightly delayed.

• Emergency services were called to a crash on Byfield Court in Sprowston just before 6.30am on Tuesday morning.

• At about 7am, a car crashed into a central reservation on the southbound A11 at Spooner Row. Emergency services are arriving on scene.

Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant

• The B1132 at Kirstead was closed from just after 5.45am and 10am after a BMW car and motorbike crashed. The male motorbike rider was taken to hospital by paramedics.

• The A146 is blocked southbound near Yelverton, causing long delays in both directions.

MORE: Check if your local school is open as widespread snow hits

Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant Snow falls across Norwich on Tuesday February 27. Picture: Archant

Trains

As of 7am, there were 985 cancellations on Greater Anglia trains, with a limited services in and out of Norwich.

Cancellations were made all over the region, but included services on King’s Lynn to London Liverpool Street, Lowestoft to Norwich and Norwich to London lines.

Trains are running between Norwich and Cambridge.

Greater Anglia tweeted to say that ticket restrictions would be lifted, and that rail users could travel on earlier or later services.

To double check if your journey is affected, visit the Greater Anglia journey check website.

They said they expected train disruption to continue until 2am on March 2.

Great Northern said there would be fewer trains running between King’s Lynn and Cambridge.

The rail firm said: “We urge passengers travelling to stations north of Royston on our Cambridge and Kings Lynn routes to check before they travel and start their journeys earlier. Do not rely on the last trains home which will leave earlier and will be very busy.

“Throughout the day, some Cambridge services between Kings Cross and Ely will be cancelled.”

MORE: Why do trains get cancelled when it snows?

Planes

Several flights leaving Norwich Airport were delayed on Tuesday morning, including from Amsterdam, Manchester and Edinburgh.

One, from Aberdeen which was due to land at 8.40am, has been cancelled.

We’ll be updating this story with the latest travel news throughout the day.

Check our live traffic map before you travel.

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