Weather: Snow storms cause panic over travel

COMMUTERS are being assured that buses and trains will be running during the evening rush hour.

Panic is beginning to spread and workers fear they could be stranded in the office overnight. However, a spokesman for Ipswich Buses refuted claims services would cease this afternoon.

Colchester Town train station is currently closed as a result of a points failure but all other stations along the National Express East Anglia to London are fully operational, said spokesman Peter Meades.

He said there is an hourly service running between Norwich and Liverpool Street but other services were running as usual.

“We are working very closely with Network Rail and we are planning on running a full peak service.”

More snow is expected tomorrow and schools are already advising parents that start times will be delayed to allow teachers extra time to get in.

WeatherQuest experts predict it will be a cold and frosty night, with a minimum temperature of -4C.

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Tomorrow there will be a more snow and sleet early on, so drivers should expect further chaos on the roads.

However, as the weekend approaches the temperatures are likely to improve, there will be highs of around 3C and the snow will turn to sleet and rain.

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