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Further events cancelled due to adverse weather conditions

PUBLISHED: 15:18 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:18 28 February 2018

Clearing the snow at Lowestoft Railway Station. Pictures: Mick Howes

Clearing the snow at Lowestoft Railway Station. Pictures: Mick Howes

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Further events have been cancelled as the Beast from the East continues to strike the region.

The First Bus Lowestoft depot as the heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of a number of services. Picture: Mick Howes The First Bus Lowestoft depot as the heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of a number of services. Picture: Mick Howes

The majority of schools across Waveney were closed today (Wednesday) while scores of bus and train routes were cancelled as the Met Office extended its yellow warning for snow to 11.55pm tonight, with the warning that some rural areas in East Anglia may get cut off.

This evening, OneLife Suffolk were due to run an adult weight management programme starting at 5.30pm from Uplands Community Centre in Lowestoft, but this has been postponed.

A picturesque scene at Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes A picturesque scene at Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

The Ashley School Academy Trust in Lowestoft tweeted this afternoon that the school “will be closed again on Thursday, March 1 due to the continuing weather forecast and dangerous conditions on the school site.”

The on-site training restaurants – EAST and Ambitions – at East Coast College will “remain closed to the public” on Thursday.

The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, which closed at 3pm on February 28 due to the bad weather. Pictures: Mick Howes The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, which closed at 3pm on February 28 due to the bad weather. Pictures: Mick Howes

And a community flood workshop, organised by British Red Cross, which was due to be held at Waterlane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft this Saturday, March 3, has been ”cancelled due to adverse weather” with the event to be rescheduled.

On the roads, with treacherous conditions still being reported, Suffolk Highways tweeted: “Gritting update - Additional treatments will be completed from 3pm. The gritters will leave the delivery centres from 3pm to treat priority one routes, followed by priority two routes at 6pm. The P1 routes will be gritted again from 9pm. The ploughs will not be used.”

According to meteorologist Dan Holley, the forecast for tomorrow (Thursday) – incidentally the first day of meteorological spring – “comes with a LOT of uncertainty.”

He tweeted: “Even where no fresh snow falls, drifting of existing snow cover is likely in the strong winds...”

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