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Rural communities could be cut off as snow sweeps East Anglia, 57-hour weather warning says

PUBLISHED: 08:56 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 26 February 2018

Snow at Hardingham. Picture: Sarah Turner

Snow at Hardingham. Picture: Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner

A 57-hour weather warning for snow in Norfolk and Suffolk has said that some rural communities could be cut off.

The Met Office has issued the warning from 2pm on Monday, February 26 to midnight on Wednesday, February 28.

It warns that snow showers are expected to become more persistent through Monday afternoon and evening, with potential for travel delays, “stranding of some vehicles and passengers” and delays and cancellations of rail and air travel.

“Some rural communities could become cut off,” the warning. “Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.”

Snow showers “or longer periods of snow” are expected on Tuesday, while heavy snow showers are expected on Wednesday.

It comes as the so-called Beast from the East cold snap arrives in the country, with low temperatures expected to continue until the start of March.

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