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Village left isolated by snowdrifts as only shop runs out of bread and milk

PUBLISHED: 13:59 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 March 2018

The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore.

The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore.

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A small village has been left isolated by a constant barrage of snowdrifts with its only store already running out of bread and milk.

The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore. The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore.

Woodton, near Bungay, is currently feeling the full force of the Beast from the East as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich Road remains blocked.

Resident Jackie Moore, 54, said: “The road is completely blocked. A lot of people I know have been forced to turn around and just go home.

The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore. The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore.

“There was a snow plough trying to clear it earlier but the wind would just blow the snow back and cover the road again.”

Local farmers are currently using their ploughs and equipment to try and clear the road.

The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore. The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore.

Mrs Moore added: “Nobody from Bungay can get to Norwich.

“We have been quite lucky really as we have the village shop but even that is starting to run out of milk.”

The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore. The village of Woodton has been left isolated by snowdrifts as the B1332 Bungay to Norwich road remains blocked. Photo: Jackie Moore.

Maria Barrie, owner of Woodton Village Store, revealed the stop has also seen its supply of bread dwindle.

She said: “There is nothing we can do – we are near enough completely shut-off.”

“We can’t get milk delivered or bread from Stradbroke Bakery.”

The 58-year-old has owned the shop for seven years and has never before run out of such essentials.

She said residents had been “understanding” of the store’s predicament and praised the community spirit she has seen shine through.

Miss Barrie said: “People have been brilliant with helping each other out.

“They have been going round to elderly people’s homes and seeing if there is anything they can do or help them with.”

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