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Severe disruptions in north Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 09:19 08 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:49 06 July 2010

POOR weather is again expected to cause widespread disruption throughout Suffolk today with further heavy snowfall was forecast.

The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for last night and this morning with some parts of the county possibly getting up to 10cm of snowfall.

POOR weather is again expected to cause widespread disruption throughout Suffolk today with further heavy snowfall was forecast.

The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for last night and this morning with some parts of the county possibly getting up to 10cm of snowfall.

Temperatures are set to feel even colder this afternoon as a north-easterly wind hits the county, building in strength over the weekend.

The treacherous conditions led to the closure of the majority of Suffolk's schools. Suffolk County Council gritters were out on priority one routes in the early hours of this morning. The poor weather led to train operator National Express East Anglia cancelling this morning's 6.25am and 6.55am service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street.

John Law, a forecaster with Weatherquest, said today would again be very cold and icy.

“As we head through the day there will be snow showers which could be heaviest in the eastern part of the county. Temperatures could be struggling to get above freezing.

“The wind will be more north-easterly in Suffolk and as we head into the weekend the wind will increase making the temperature feel bitterly cold.”

There were no major weather-related incidents on the county's roads yesterday, although there were a number of minor accidents. The police received dozens of weather-related calls but the majority were about snowball throwing.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: “The weather is forecast to continue for some time yet so we are renewing appeals for drivers to moderate their speed and drive to the conditions.”

However, despite the poor conditions yesterday, a paramedic was able to battle through the snow to help deliver a baby.

East of England Ambulance Service paramedic Kev Kane attended the mum-to-be in Lowestoft. Initial thoughts were to transport the mum to the maternity unit at the James Paget Hospital, in Gorleston. But the baby had other ideas and at 8.58am, a 4lb girl was born.

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