Felixstowe: Snow joke on the coast

AFTER three days without snow, Felixstowe woke to a wintry world today – joining the rest of the county under a blanket of white.

The resort had hoped to escape the snow almost completely.

But around two centimetres fell over night, with gusty winds blowing the powdery snow around in huge clouds.

The resort was transformed into Christmas card scenes with snow clinging to branches and covering cars, roofs, streets and gardens, and the beach huts and palm trees on the seafront.

Side roads and paths were very slippery, though main roads around the town – such as Hamilton Road and High Road East – were easily passable.

Schools were all open.

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

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“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.

Some delays to hauliers were likely and truckers were advised to consider re-scheduling their arrivals.