Crashes and school closures as the snow continues

As the snow continues to fall there have been a number of crashes on the roads, and some school closures announced.

More and more schools are set to close as the bad weather continues.

Schools which are set to close from lunchtime are: Astley Primary School, closing at 1.30pm; Attelborough High, closing at 1.30pm; Aylsham High School is now set to close at 12 noon; Hethersett High School, closing at 12 noon; Morley CE BA Primary School, closing at 1pm; North Walsham High School will also shut at 12.10pm and year eight parent consultations are postponed; Old Buckenham High School, closing at 1.20pm; Sewell Park College will close at 2.30pm; Wymondham High School will shut at 1.10pm. There have been a number of crashes on the roads this morning, and some school closures announced, as the snow continues.

Drivers battling to get to work this morning faced huge queues on the gridlocked roads, with traffic crawling along at 5mph in some parts of the county.

Costessey and Thorpe Marriott were among the areas that were especially bad.

A coach carrying schoolchildren has gone off the B1113 in the Hargate and Carleton Rode area. Police said the incident happened at about 8.30am and that none of the children are believed to be injured.

The northbound carriageway of the All has been partially blocked just past the Wymondham College turn-off following a collision between a lorry and a Mercedes at about 5.30am.

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At Buxton Road, in Spixworth, just before 7.30am there was a one car crash. On the same road just before 7am a car slid into a lamppost.

At 7.10am on Norwich Road, Edgefield, a vehicle slid into a fence. At 7.15am on Attleborough Road, Rockland St Peter, there was been a two-vehicle crash.

There was a two-vehicle crash at Bunwell Road, in Besthorpe, just before 6.50am.

Traffic on the A140 is moving very slowly.

Other schools which have been closed all day include Ormiston Victory Academy, in Costessey, Foulsham Primary School, Fakenham Junior School, Fakenham Infant and Nursery School, The Hewett School, West Raynham C of E Primary School, Little Snoring Primary School, and Colkirk C of E Primary School, Fakenham High School and The Hall School, in Norwich, Stibbard All Saints CE VA Primary School, and The King George VI School, in Great Bircham,

Ghost Hill Nursery School, in Taverham, is shut, but Ghost Hill Infant School is open.

The Benjamin Britten High School in Lowestoft will also not be open to year nine pupils on today due to partial heating failure. The school is open to Year 10 and 11 pupils and sixth form students as normal.

The Warren School, in Lowestoft, is also closed.

Forecasters are predicting the cold snap will continue.

John Law, of Weatherquest at the University of East Anglia, said temperatures yesterday were freezing in Norwich and as low as -2C in Marham during the day, dropping to -4C and -5C overnight.

He said: 'Through the rest of the this week it will be staying very cold with more snow on the way.

'We will see snow showers on Monday and through Monday night to Tuesday, when more persistent and organised areas of snow will be feeding in from the north.

'Winds will be easterly as we head through Tuesday and Wednesday, so with more snow it will feel really quite cold.

'It's all going to add up to quite a significant accumulation.'

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