Snow and ice means Norwich’s SOS Bus will not be out on streets this weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:02 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 03 March 2018

SOS Bus on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich on a Saturday night. PIC: James Bass

SOS Bus on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich on a Saturday night. PIC: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Norwich’s life-saving SOS bus will not be out tonight - because of the weather.

The snow and ice brought by the Siberian weather front has meant the bus will not be helping those out and about on the streets of Norwich tonight (Saturday, March 3).

Bus bosses tweeted: “We will be out of actions tonight due to poor weather conditions.

Please stay safe & wrap up warm if heading out!”

The weather meant the bus was also not out on Friday (March 2) either.

The pioneering project was launched out of tragedy in 2001 following the river deaths of James Toms and Nick Green in the city.

The scheme offered a place of safety in Prince of Wales Road – the heart of the city’s clubland – and in the past decade and a half has helped more than 10,000 people.

Many of those people are drunk, but it is there for anyone who needs help on a Friday and Saturday night and not just alcohol-related problems.

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