Beast of the East misses much of East Cambridgeshire and Fenland - only school in the Fens closes because of weather

PUBLISHED: 11:23 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:24 27 February 2018

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter

AdGarry Samuels

Fenland and East Cambridgeshire appear to have escaped – so far- the worst affects of the ‘Beast from the East’.

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter

Meadowgate Academy in Wisbech is the only school in Cambridgeshire, according to the county council, to close because of the weather.

The Met Office meanwhile has issued a succession of amber and yellow warnings for snow for the East of England.

Accidents reported to Cambridgeshire police include a motor cyclist who came to grief during an incident near the Tesco entrance at Westry, March.

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter

The A47 was also closed in BOTH directions at Wansford whilst police, ambulance and fire deal with an incident.

Lincolnshire Police said at 6.30am they were already dealing with four collisions.

And between midnight and 10am today Norfolk Police had received 116 weather-related calls.

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter

Out of those calls, seven were because of injuries from road traffic collisions, 14 were damage only incidents and 13 were because of highway obstructions.

Cambs Police said those travelling in snow should “try to keep journeys to a minimum, ensure your journey is essential, clear all the snow from your car including the roof, keep your distance from other road users and leave in plenty of time”.

The Cambridgeshire Commissioning Group warned “Take care if you’re out and about in #Cambridgeshire #Peterborough - slips, trips, and falls are snow joke”.

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter

Wisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian CarterWisbech covered in snow following the so-called Beast from the East - The met office has issued a yellow weather warning. Photo: Ian Carter


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