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Wind and snow cause morning travel delays
Updated 10:56am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
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- Snow flurries and high winds have caused traffic congestion across Tendring and delays to train services.
GRITTING lorries will continue to treat icy roads if the cold weather continues. The Essex Highways fleet of winter gritting lorries salted yesterday afternoon and evening, as well as from 1am this morning and 9am. Decisions on further runs will be taken during today, depending on conditions. County Councillor Derrick Louis, cabinet member for Highways and Transportation said: “We are doing everything we can to keep Essex roads moving during these current weather conditions." Residents can keep up to speed with salting decisions and follow the lorries online at www.essex.gov.uk/highways.
Did you have problems on the roads this morning? Was your school open? Call the newsroom on 01255 221221.
No schools have been reported as closed this morning in Essex.
Police have said there have been a number of minor shunts and bumps across Essex and have asked motorists to take care.
The northbound exit slip road at Ardleigh Crown leading onto the A120 was closed at around 8.45am because of an accident.
Train have also been delayed from Harwich and Manningtree to London.
SIGNALLING problems between Colchester and Chelmsford have delayed trains between Clacton and London Liverpool Street. Delays could be up to 30 minutes and dusruption is expected to last until 10am.