WEST NORFOLK: Bin collections disrupted by freezing weather
Communities across West Norfolk are having their bin collections disrupted today as the area struggles to cope with the freezing weather.
More snow fell overnight and a further heavy shower shortly after 8am this morning made an already difficult journey to work even more hazardous for drivers.
Now, West Norfolk Council officials have published a list of roads where waste collection lorries have been unable to collect residents’ bins this morning. Communities known to be affected so far (black bins only except where stated) are:
BLACKBOROUGH END: Mill Lane (black and green)
BOUGHTON: Church Road, Oxborough Road, Wretton Road
DERSINGHAM: Manorside (brown)
DOWNHAM: Bexwell Road, numbers 51A to 54D, 69 and 146 to 158, Howdale Rise, number 27 upwards, Kings Walk, Paul Gardens, Prince Henry Place, Priory Chase, Rouses Lane, Stonecross Road, The Towers, Wadewright Court, Winnold Street
EAST WINCH: Church Lane
HUNSTANTON: Melton Drive
MARHAM: Church Lane (black and green bins), Havens Park, Lime Close, School Road; Squires Hill
WEREHAM: Cavenham Road, Church Lane, Crown Gardens
WEST DEREHAM: Basil Road
WEST RUDHAM: Main Road
In addition, the council says its crews are only collecting bins along main roads in Methwold as many side roads are inaccessible.
The authority has said it will return to all the affected areas tomorrow. The council will post further updates here
Officers are also calling for residents to make sure their bins are ready for collection by 7am on their scheduled collection day as crews may have to amend their normal schedules because of the weather.
Forecasters expect light snow to fall on West Norfolk this afternoon, with further falls predicted on Friday.
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Weather for King's Lynn
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 9 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North east