Bus companies cancel services due to 'strong crosswinds' on A47

The A47 near Dereham. Photo: Matthew Usher

Bus services from First and Konect are being cancelled due to Storm Eunice - Credit: Matthew Usher

Crosswinds on the A47 in Norfolk have led to bus companies cancelling services as Storm Eunice hits the county.

Bus services in west Norfolk are being affected by strong winds, with multiple companies cancelling routes.

First Bus cancelled all Excel services between Norwich and King's Lynn as well as King's Lynn and Peterborough from 12pm.

Route 40 was also unable to serve Poringland Loop and terminated at Budgens Roundabout.

A spokesperson from First Bus said: "The wind is really getting up and those routes on the A47 are mostly wide-open spaces.

"The cancellations are coming from a safety perspective.

"Our other services are running okay currently but if that changes then we'll let people know online. 

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"We are monitoring the situation."

Konectbus suspended route eight, which normally runs on the A47 to avoid "strong crosswinds" on the open stretches of fields on the A47.

Route 11 was also suspended due to multiple roads on the route being blocked by fallen trees and power lines.

Route 84, 5B, 3 and 6 had a reduced amount of stops.

As of 5.30pm, all Konect services but route 11 are running normally.

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