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Snow way out - Beast from the East continues in West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 08:55 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:49 01 March 2018

Snowdrifts alongside the A149 at Redgate Hill, in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Snowdrifts alongside the A149 at Redgate Hill, in Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

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As temperatures plummet to -4C, the Beast from the East brings more snow chaos in West Norfolk.

Police have warned motorists to take care this morning and to only drive if essential.

Snow drifts are causing issues in and around Hunstanton. Parts of the A149 coast road are clear.

The stranded lorry on the A47 near King's Lynn. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyThe stranded lorry on the A47 near King's Lynn. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

But strong winds are blowing powdery snow causing drifts to form on exposed stretches.

Redgate Hill and Heacham are worst affected by the drifts, which police say are making many rural roads impassable.

A carpet of snow lines the avenue of trees in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtA carpet of snow lines the avenue of trees in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Part of the A47 near King’s Lynn will be closed later today to allow the removal of a stranded lorry.

Police originally said the stretch between East Winch and West Bilney would be closed at 10am for an hour.

They later tweeted this was being postponed because of “higher priority recoveries”.

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A blanket of snow covers the pitch at The Walks, home of King's Lynn Town Football Club. Picture: Ian BurtA blanket of snow covers the pitch at The Walks, home of King's Lynn Town Football Club. Picture: Ian Burt

Many schools across West Norfolk remain closed today due to adverse weather conditions.

Click here for a full list of school closures

Kuna pigs in the snow at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian BurtKuna pigs in the snow at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt

Great Northern will be running a full timetable today. with the King’s Lynn to London service expected to run on time throughout the day. They have warned commuters to take care on slippery platforms. Updates can be found on the National Rail website.

Passengers may face delays with buses this morning, as a number of Lynx Buses have had to cancel services due to school closures and blocked roads.

A train on the platform at King's Lynn Railway Station. Picture: Ian BurtA train on the platform at King's Lynn Railway Station. Picture: Ian Burt

A Love West Norfolk event scheduled for today at the Vancouver Quarter has been postponed. Organisers have said the event will be rearranged for later this month.

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