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Section of A140 cleared after hard work by farmers and businesses - but travel only recommended if absolutely necessary

Farmers and businesses have cleared a section of the A140 from Pulham to Long Stratton. Picture: Clayton Hudson

Farmers and businesses have cleared a section of the A140 from Pulham to Long Stratton. Picture: Clayton Hudson

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Thanks to the hard work of farmers and businesses part of the A140 has been cleared of snow - but motorists are urged to only drive if absolutely necessary.

The A140 being cleared at the Pulham roundabout on March 2. Picture: Clayton HudsonThe A140 being cleared at the Pulham roundabout on March 2. Picture: Clayton Hudson

The normally busy stretch of road has been closed between Swan Lane in Long Stratton and Dickleburgh.

Farmers and businesses, including Pulham Market-based family-run business Kent Skips, have been out along the stretch of road at Pulham helping to clear the road.

District and parish councillor Clayton Hudson tweeted at 11.26am: “Thanks to the sterling efforts of the local farmers I am pleased to report we have 2 lanes open from Long Stratton to Pulham Market on A140 it’s passable with care. Essential journeys only PLEASE.”

Police have said drivers should not take to the roads unless it is absolutely essential or an emergency.

The A140 being cleared at the Pulham roundabout on March 2. Picture: Clayton HudsonThe A140 being cleared at the Pulham roundabout on March 2. Picture: Clayton Hudson

Yesterday farmers, businesses, snow ploughs and emergency services battled throughout the day to clear the snow.

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A140 closed because of the weather. PIC: Norfolk Police Twitter.A140 closed because of the weather. PIC: Norfolk Police Twitter.

Snow drifts made it difficult to tell where the road ended and the countryside began.

South Norfolk police tweeted a picture of one of their officers, PC Bartlettm, with snow up to his knees.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

Farmers trying to help clear the A140 with their tractors on March 1. Picture: NORFOLK POLICEFarmers trying to help clear the A140 with their tractors on March 1. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

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A lorry got stuck in drifting snow this morning on the B1077 in Stuston, near to Diss Golf Club, blocking the road.

Picture of snow-covered A140 on March 1. PIC: Norfolk Police TwitterPicture of snow-covered A140 on March 1. PIC: Norfolk Police Twitter

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Norfolk police have said: “Our advice is still the same today - only travel if absolutely necessary. If you do, please be prepared and make sure you have warm clothing and any medication that you may need such as inhalers if you’re asthmatic.”

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