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8 February 2021

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Met Office

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for the whole of Suffolk until 2359 Weds 10th Feb. Strong winds and drifting are likely to continue to cause localised issues.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will remain very cold with the risk of further snow showers in places but also some dry conditions as winds become less blustery. Widespread ice is likely on many untreated surfaces, with severe overnight frosts possible later in the week,

You can keep up to date with the latest Met Office warnings and forecast details on the Met Office App or Met Office website / https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings.

Flood Alert

Several flood alerts for Suffolk and Norfolk.  Wickham Skeith is included in a flood alert the River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham.  See the Flood Information Service for details, including guidance on how to prepare. https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/

Reminder: all information about flooding in Suffolk can be found on the Suffolk County Council website here: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads.../flooding-and-drainage/

Highways

SCC Highways are continuing to prioritise resources to support those communities affected. Highways P1 routes mainly clear but some pinch points remain Central & East Suffolk. P2 routes have and will be treated, but abandoned/parked vehicles have made that task more difficult. Please minimise any journey unless essential and check routes prior to leaving.  You can check which roads are gritted here: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/highway-maintenance/check-which-roads-are-gritted/

Schools

You can check for updates on Suffolk school closures here: https://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk/

Covid Vaccinations

Vaccinations and Testing: please see links for current guidance:

Vaccinations - https://sneevaccine.org.uk/ 

Suffolk County Council Vaccinations and Testing; https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations-in-suffolk/ and https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/getting-a-test/