Lincolnshire

Heavy snow causes disruption across Lincolnshire

Snowy road at Gainsborough
Image caption Persistent snowfall is causing problems on many of the county's roads

Snow and ice has caused problems on Lincolnshire's roads as well as school closures across the county.

The A1 has been disrupted, while delays on the A16 at Tallington, the A159 at Gainsborough and the A157 at Louth have continued all day.

Lincoln's Christmas Market, which regularly attracts up to 150,000 visitors, has also been cancelled.

More than 200 schools shut for the day with dozens already saying they will remain closed on Thursday.

Lincolnshire Police have urged motorists to take great care, especially on minor routes.

Buses around Lincoln have been delayed as have some East Midlands Trains' services.

Some council services have been affected, including waste collection services in Lincoln, which have been cancelled for the day.

Some residents in Binbrook have said they are struggling to reach nearby towns and the village shop is also beginning to run out of supplies.

RAF operations at Conningsby, Cranwell and Waddington have also been disrupted, with the Red Arrows grounded at RAF Scampton.

The county's east coast has been particularly hard hit by the wintry weather, with snow and ice causing problems in the Lincolnshire Wolds around Horncastle and out to Skegness and Mablethorpe.

Lincolnshire County Council has set up a non-emergency winter helpline for anyone needing weather-related assistance.

The service is available for anyone who has been unable to replenish essential food, medication or fuel supplies because of the difficult conditions.

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