Coast takes the brunt of the snow

WHILE the rest of Suffolk awaited its first snowfall early today, the Felixstowe area was taking the brunt of the latest icy blast.And unusually so - for normally, the coastal areas of the county are the last to suffer snowy weather, sometimes missing out altogether, while inland areas get the worst of it.

Richard Cornwell

WHILE the rest of Suffolk awaited its first snowfall early today, the Felixstowe area was taking the brunt of the latest icy blast.

And unusually so - for normally, the coastal areas of the county are the last to suffer snowy weather, sometimes missing out altogether, while inland areas get the worst of it.

Today it was different with the villages looking like pretty postcards, and the beaches white with snow.


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People at the resort slipped and slithered to work with a number of shops and offices a little late getting up and running, while schoolchildren looking forward to a day of sledging and building snowmen eventually had their wish as most of the town's schools closed or sent pupils home early.

Felixstowe town centre and the Trimley villages were at a standstill in the rush-hour as cars crawled along the ungritted High Road to and from the A14.

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