College of West Anglia campus in Wisbech and village school closed today as snow arrives

A COLLEGE of West Anglia campus and a village school are the first to close today (Tuesday) as snow falls across the Fens. The College of West Anglia s Isle Campus in Wisbech and Terrington St John Primary School have both closed due to heating problems.

A COLLEGE of West Anglia campus and a village school are the first to close today (Tuesday) as snow falls across the Fens.

The College of West Anglia's Isle Campus in Wisbech and Terrington St John Primary School have both closed due to heating problems.

Everywhere else is open for the time being, but many could close throughout the day as the forecast snow causing problems across the UK arrives in Fenland.

But the weather has seen an increase in car accidents across the Fens. Police, however, have described them collisions as "fairly minor".


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The icy weather also saw Peterborough District Hospital's Accident and Emergency department treat record numbers of people in the week from December 21-27, mostly for fracture injuries.

Hip, wrist and ankle fractures were double the usual week - 74 injuries compared to the hospital's weekly average of 39.

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John Laws, forecaster for the University of East Anglia's Weatherquest, said that throughout today snow showers will push their way inland but will be mostly concentrated around Fenland.

He added: "Tomorrow the snow showers will be heavier and will be here, accumulating throughout Wednesday.

"It reached -5C at Marham (in Norfolk) last night and it will be about 1C and mainly staying around freezing.

"It will be another cold night tonight and back down to -3C.

Forecasters are predicting there could be between 5cm and 15cm of snow tomorrow and while it will be drier on Thursday and Friday it will stay bitterly cold.

• Updates on schools closing will appear on this website as soon as they are announced.

Also, if you know of any traffic disruption due to snow call our news desk on 01354 652621 or email us by clicking here.

You can also email us your wintry pictures of the Fens, by clicking here.

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