Heavy snowfall in West Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 15:01 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:55 28 February 2018
There was heavy snowfall in West Norfolk overnight, with more forecast for today.
Hunstanton Green was blanketed with snow and the streets of the resort were almost deserted.
Up on the clifftops, the carved wolf at the lighthouse looked at home.
Both Smithdon High and Hunstanton Primary School are closed today. The primary school said it would advise parents later whether it would be open tomorrow. In King’s Lynn, Howard Junior School is also closed.
But children and parents alike are making the most of their day off and have headed to the park to play in the snow.
With their bobsleighs and boards at the ready, Gemma Hudson, 33, and husband Aaron, 32, spent the day at The Walks with their five-year-old son Jenson.
Mrs Hudson said: “It is Aaron’s first snow day so we thought we’d have a fun day out. Our bobsleigh has been stuck in our loft for years. “Jenson said it was the best day ever.”
Marina Prostkova, 37, a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was due to go in for training but had to cancel in order to look after her two children.
Milan, 11, and Sofia, 8, who attend Reffley Academy, said they spent the day together building a snowman at home.
Sofia added: “We don’t get snow very often so I’m happy we get to play in the snow today.”
Great Northern trains from King’s Lynn are still running throughout the day but commuters should expect minor delays. Passengers are advised to check the National Rail website for more updates.
A spokesman from the passenger ferry service between West Lynn and Ferry Lane in King’s Lynn said services are running as normal.
There are delays on all Lynx bus services throughout West Norfolk, with some cancellations this morning due to school closures and adverse road conditions.
West Norfolk council said refuse collections will not proceed today as road conditions and conditions under foot are treacherous. The collections due today will be done tomorrow weather permitting.
King’s Lynn police tweeted: “Have to leave your vehicle? Please ensure it’s left in a safe position and doesn’t cause any obstructions.
“Stay home unless your journey is absolutely necessary so the roads are clearer for officers to reach those who need our assistance.”
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