Beast from the East cuts off Lowestoft from rest of East Anglia

A morning route from Great Yarmouth to Norwich has been cancelled because of a train fault. Pic: Son

A morning route from Great Yarmouth to Norwich has been cancelled because of a train fault. Pic: Sonya Duncan. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Lowestoft has been cut off from the rest of East Anglia due to severe weather caused by the Beast from the East.

Drivers are having to deal with more than 20cm of snow despite Suffolk Highways gritting priority roads throughout the night.

Snowploughs and gritters will be deployed on secondary routes across Suffolk at around midday, which include Gordon Road, St Margaret Road, and Norwich Road in Lowestoft.

Details of the situation on the roads will be updated throughout the day on the Suffolk Highways Twitter, @Suff_highways, with details of which roads are considered priority two found on the Suffolk County Council website.

Trains arriving and departing the town were initially scheduled and running early Wednesday morning before all trains for the day were cancelled at around 7am.

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Greater Anglia are advising passengers to continue to check their website and Twitter before travelling to the station, or to ring their 24 hours a day customer service line on 0345 600 7245.

Buses are also not running in the area with First Buses saying that all services, including the X1 to Norwich, have been cancelled until further notice with customers advised to check their website and the @FirstYar_Low Twitter.

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Snow is expected to continue falling throughout the day with initially an amber warning in place from the Met Office, with forecasts predicting generally dry and sunny spells moving into tomorrow.

Roads will remain treacherous with temperatures unlikely to drop below freezing.

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