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Beast from the East still causing disruption across Great Yarmouth area

Snow covering the main road to Cantley factory. Photo: Poppy George

Snow covering the main road to Cantley factory. Photo: Poppy George

Poppy George

The continuing cold weather is causing disruption in the Great Yarmouth area with trains cancelled, bin collections postponed and schools closed.

There are no Greater Anglia trains to and from Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

First Bus is running most services and has provided this update:

Services X1 and X11 are operating their normal routes

Service 1/1A starting at Martham operating to Hembsy via Gibet Hill then main road to Caister coming in along Norwich road. We are not serving Hopton or Corton

Service 2 normal route

Service 4 is suspended, this will be reviewed at around 9am

Service 5 serving all the way to Belton and back

Service 6 normal route

Service 8 normal route

Service 9 not serving Shrublands, but is now going around Cliff Park

The main roads in the area appear safer than the last couple of days, although police are telling people to only make journeys if necessary.

Across Norfolk a total of 429 schools were closed, with all schools in the area shut.

Bin collections have also been postponed yet again.

A statement from Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: “Today’s bin collections are postponed due to the severe weather. Sorry but vehicles are 26 tonnes so it’s risky to take onto slippery residential roads. If your bin is normally collected this week please take in for now. We’ll post later about plans for catching up on collections.”

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