Weather: Tough going on roads and paths at coast

IT was still slow going in the snow around the Felixstowe area tonight as people made their way home from work.

Gritting gangs had worked hard to make sure many pavements were a little easier and some junctions were cleared of snow.

County council workers spent most of the day in Hamilton Road spreading grit up and down the paths, and also in Walton High Street and in front of all shopping areas.

A small digger was brought in to shift the slush and ice at junctions in the town centre while gritting teams continued to spread salt on the area’s main through routes.

Hamilton Road and High Road – through Walton and the twin Trimley villages – was clear and running smoothly.

Side streets though in town and the villages were still treacherous and many people had not bothered to take their cars, left by the roadsides deep in snow.

It was another day of disruption for the Port of Felixstowe.

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Workers were able to provide a limited service processing containers delivered for export, but were unable to deal with truckers wanting to collect imported boxes.

Port staff were still working to clear areas of snow and ice, targeting certain parts of trhe quaysides to use as many cranes as possible and as safely as possible.

“Our engineering and operational teams are working at full capacity to ensure the maximum available plant is deployed throughout the remainder of the day and overnight,” said a port spokesman.