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Heavy snow, ice shut hundreds of UK schools

LONDON — Heavy snow and ice has caused more than 260 schools to close in Norfolk.

Norwich Airport has closed for the morning and signal problems are causing some disruption to Greater Anglia train services.

Delays of 45 minutes affected the A47 dual carriageway heading to Norwich during rush hour, with 30-minute delays the other way.

The A140 into the city was also jammed, while there were delays to bus services.

The Costessey park and ride station into Norwich has been closed for the day, but all others are open, its operator said.

Norfolk Police said most roads in the county remained passable “with extreme care”, but motorists were advised to only make essential journeys.

Drivers are having to tackle ice and heavy fog in the sub-zero temperatures.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice, advising people to be aware of possible disruption, but no more snow has been forecast in the county.

The severe weather caused widespread problems yesterday, with an afternoon snow storm causing gridlock on Norwich’s roads.(BBC)

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