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Snow and sub-zero temperatures bring school closures and icy roads to Thetford, Swaffham and Watton

10:30 16 January 2013

Abi Brinkley and Evie Thrasher fly down hill in their sledge in Thetford. Photograph Simon Parker

Abi Brinkley and Evie Thrasher fly down hill in their sledge in Thetford. Photograph Simon Parker


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

Diamond Academy

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 -

Thetford Academy

Thompson Primary School near Watton

Watton Junior School

Watton Westfield Infant & Nursery School

Wayland Academy in Watton

Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham

Swaffham Infants

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.

Check back on this website for updates.

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