Felixstowe: Coast blanketed by overnight snow

PEOPLE in the Felixstowe area woke today to their first snowfall of the cold snap.

The resort was a blanket of white after overnight showers brought between one and two centimetres of snow – leaving sideroads and paths very slippery.

Residents were forced to sweep snow off their cars before setting out to work.

Main roads around the town – such as Hamilton Road and High Road East – had been gritted but sidestreets had not and soon turned to icy slush.

Paths in the town centre were treacherous.

At the Port of Felixstowe, rail and yard operations were affected and for safety reasons access to operational areas was being restricted.

“Vehicles are being marshalled on site and will be processed through to operational areas as soon as it is safe to do so,” said a spokesman.

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Delays were likely and hauliers should consider re-scheduling their arrivals.

Weathermen said further snow showers were likely during the day.

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