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Weather & travel: Cold start but no delays

PUBLISHED: 11:04 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:11 14 January 2013

Snowy scenes in Barrow after a light dusting.

Snowy scenes in Barrow after a light dusting.

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THE first flurries of snow of 2013 across Suffolk and Essex are expected today, with temperatures set to reach no higher than 2C.

Some parts of the region will experience some light snowfall this morning with more to follow this afternoon.

The road and rail networks are largely clear of delays, although an overturned car on the B1077 near Helmingham Community Primary School is causing some problems for drivers.

There have been some issues on the Greater network following over-running overnight engineering works, with some early trains between London Liverpool Street and Braintree cancelled, but all lines are now reopen and there are no further delays expected.

In Essex, the County Council is urging residents to travel with caution later this afternoon.

The Essex Highways fleet of 60 winter gritting lorries will be treating roads across the county from midday and further runs will take place as required.

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Two junctions on the A12 near Kelvedon in Essex will be closed for three nights this week as bridge repair works continue.

Firefighters have been called to tackle a pile of wood and barn alight at a farm in Harleston this evening.

One of the biggest dates in Felixstowe’s summer calendar of events got off to a sun drenched start on the seaside this afternoon.

It’s the start of the school summer holidays, six weeks that are a time of both joy and pain for parents across the nation, Sheena Grant writes.

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious collision on the A11 at Barton Mills.

A baby born with a rare disease that causes such severe muscle weakness that even breathing, eating and swallowing become difficult for her has received support from a Suffolk charity.

Families in Ipswich needn’t have ventured far to hit the beach as a sandy retreat began its summer-long stint in Christchurch Park.

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