Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Snow? ~ What Snow?
Terry Wilkins reports that bus services in Norwich, from all operators, came to an end early because of heavy blocked up traffic jams in the city centre.
There were also problems on the A47 Great Yarmouth to Kings Lynn road with a lorry jackknifing on the outskirts of Norwich. There was also slow moving traffic on the Lowestoft to Norwich A146 road as well. Crashes on the A11 and A17 roads also contributed to the mayhem
As to be expected, bus services were badly affected and this was where the use of Twitter came into its own with operators continuing to keep passengers informed of cancellations and delays
Terry continues that the First X1 service was abandoned and reports that one passenger left Dereham on the X1 after 1.00pm and finally got to Norwich at 7.30pm (ish). Because of the delay, he ended up waiting in the bus in the traffic jam for some five hours. Finally, another bus took him to Norwich.
He joined Terry and his father at St Stephens Street in the city where they found that all bus services in Norwich had been cancelled and they ended up having to get back to Great Yarmouth by train. Strangely, although the X1 was cancelled, some vehicles made their way to Great Yarmouth and stopped there.
The reverse has happened this morning with a report that trains between Great Yarmouth and Norwich have been cancelled due to signalling problems with buses replacing trains!
What about today? - First reports on their website this morning that all Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft town services are operating as normal with any services via Norwich subject to delay. AnglianBus says most of its services will run today although some minor roads will not be served due to the roads being untreated
My thanks to Terry for his report and to the anonymous Facebook contributor for the photo