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Farmers trying to help clear 'impassable' A140

PUBLISHED: 14:37 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:42 01 March 2018

Farmers trying to help clear the A140 with their tractors. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

Farmers trying to help clear the A140 with their tractors. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

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Farmers are trying to help clear a major route through Norfolk which has become impassable due to snow.

The A140 between Long Stratton and the Pulham roundabout has been impassable for most of the day due to drifting snow.

Police said they are on the scene and waiting for a snow plough to come and clear the road.

In the meantime farmers and nearby businesses have stepped in to try and clear a path - but drivers are still being warned to avoid the area for fear of getting stuck.

South Norfolk policing inspector Jason Selvarajah Tweeted at around 1.45pm on Thursday: “A140 between #LongStratton and #Pulham roundabout still impassable due to drifting snow. Police on scene awaiting arrival of snow plough to clear the road.

“Local farmers and businesses doing their best to help.”

Norfolk and Suffolk police have asked drivers to be careful of snow drifts and ice, which have made roads treacherous.

Drivers are being asked to not go out onto the roads unless it is absolutely necessary.

For live travel updates, visit our online traffic map.

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