Several residents from Great Yarmouth have taken shelter at Cliff Park High School in Gorleston. Rob Shelton, who is the Headteacher at the school, started welcoming people to the centre at around 4:30pm.
He said: “We had a group of 35 people from a care home in Great Yarmouth and since then a slow trickle of people that have been coming in and there is very much a community feeling...it's going well at the moment."
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With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.
Cold but dry and bright this afternoon followed by a risk of icy stretches tonight.
Colchester General Hospital has been branded inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. It follows an inspection on 12 November 2014.