Snow: Two Covid vaccination centres in Essex closed for third day

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image captionThe vaccination centre at Clacton Hospital in Essex has been closed since Sunday

Two Covid-19 vaccination centres in Essex are shut for a third day because of heavy snow.

A yellow weather warning for snow is in place across parts of eastern England.

Vaccination sites at Clacton Hospital and Colchester Utd's Jobserve Community Stadium have been closed since Sunday.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, which runs vaccination centres, said those with cancelled appointments could rebook on the NHS national booking website.

Dozens of schools that were open for key worker and vulnerable children have also closed because of the snow, the county council posted on its website.

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The yellow warning, which covers Essex and the whole of the eastern side of Great Britain, is expected to be in place until 23:59 GMT on Wednesday.

Essex Highways said gritters were out in the early hours across Essex.

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image captionIcicles formed on a roadside hedgerow at Ardleigh near Colchester

Dan Holley, from Weatherquest, said: "We've had a band of snow coming in from the North Sea, associated with Storm Darcy, that gave anywhere up to 25cm [10in] of snow on Sunday and since then we've just been dealing with this constant stream of snow flurries coming in.

"We are going to see further snow showers coming in from the North Sea, a lot of them fairly light."

It would remain cold until the weekend and it could "take some time to shift this snow", he said.

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