Essex

Essex snow: trains disrupted and schools closed

The walkway to Colchester North station
Image caption A number of Greater Anglia services have been disrupted on Tuesday morning

Commuters are experiencing delays on the rails after temperatures plummeted below freezing during the night.

A number of Greater Anglia services, including the 05:12 GMT Colchester to London Liverpool Street route, are running late.

The Doucecroft School, Colchester, and Ramsden Hall School, Billericay and Woodlands in Basildon are closed.

A fourth school, the Clacton Coastal Academy, will open at 10:00 GMT.

Weather forecasters had predicted an overnight low of -8C (18F). At Stansted Airport, however, a low of -10C (14F) was recorded.

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