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Widespread snow and ice as ‘Beast from the East’ hits Waveney

PUBLISHED: 10:04 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:22 27 February 2018

Charlie (yellow) and Isaac Bullion from Beccles enjoy the snow before school. Picture: Nick Butcher

Charlie (yellow) and Isaac Bullion from Beccles enjoy the snow before school. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Seven schools have closed in the Waveney area as the ‘Beast from the East’ hit the region.

Lowestoft Road, Worlingham covered in snow.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Road, Worlingham covered in snow. Picture: Nick Butcher

People from across the district were greeted by several inches of snow and sunshine as they made their way to work and schools this morning.

Children could be seen throwing snowballs as they made their way to school, with the seven schools closed in the Waveney area as follows: Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School, Holton St Peter Primary School, Bungay High School, Edgar Sewter Primary School in Halesworth, Bungay Primary School, Warren School Lowestoft, The Harbour PRU Lowestoft, First Base (Lowestoft) and Old Warren House Lowestoft,

Matthew Wylds from Steves Seadish clears the snow from the pavement in Beccles.
Picture: Nick ButcherMatthew Wylds from Steves Seadish clears the snow from the pavement in Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Attic PRU in Lowestoft remains open, however the Walpole site is closed.

The main roads heading into Lowestoft were clear, but there is treacherous conditions in many of the back roads and side streets, with motorists being urged to driving to the conditions.

Matthew Wylds from Steves Seadish clears the snow from the pavement in Beccles.
Picture: Nick ButcherMatthew Wylds from Steves Seadish clears the snow from the pavement in Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher

A Tweet from the First Bus Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft account said that “services are running this morning. However services are delayed due to weather conditions.”

There are reports that the A146 between Beccles and Norwich has been moving very slowly.

Snow in Beccles.
Picture: Nick ButcherSnow in Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher

Regionally as of 9am, there were almost 900 cancellations on Greater Anglia trains.

There are no trains between Lowestoft and Norwich as cancellations were made all over the region.

Charlie (yellow) and Isaac Bullion from Beccles enjoy the snow before school.
Picture: Nick ButcherCharlie (yellow) and Isaac Bullion from Beccles enjoy the snow before school. Picture: Nick Butcher

Sparrows Nest Park and Gardens in Lowestoft. Picture: Mark BoggisSparrows Nest Park and Gardens in Lowestoft. Picture: Mark Boggis

Charlie (yellow) and Isaac Bullion from Beccles enjoy the snow before school.
Picture: Nick ButcherCharlie (yellow) and Isaac Bullion from Beccles enjoy the snow before school. Picture: Nick Butcher

Sean Lane from QD store clearing the snow from the pavement.
Picture: Nick ButcherSean Lane from QD store clearing the snow from the pavement. Picture: Nick Butcher

Sparrows Nest Park and Gardens in Lowestoft. Picture: Mark BoggisSparrows Nest Park and Gardens in Lowestoft. Picture: Mark Boggis

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