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By Hope Bolger

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Severe accident: A1175 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1175 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at King Street.

A1175 Lincolnshire - A1175 Stamford Road in West Deeping closed at the King Street junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time


Carlisle reward the efforts of ground staff and volunteers by beating Grimsby to claim a fourth straight win.

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Two goals in the final 12 minutes see Oldham climb out of the League One relegation zone with victory at Scunthorpe.

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Gina Metcalf and family

Snow and freezing conditions caused widespread disruption across the county, but it also brought out the best in people.

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Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town

League Two side Grimsby appoint former Burnley Under-23 boss Michael Jolley as their new manager on a rolling contract.

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Your top stories across Lincolnshire

The top stories so far today from Lincolnshire include:

Your top stories across the area

The top stories from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today:

Updates on breaking news and travel will continue through the weekend.

County to release military support tonight

The military will stand down from working with Lincolnshire's emergency services from 22:00 tonight.

Snow hit Lincolnshire

The army along with the RAF have been supporting the police during the difficult weather conditions.

Supt Phil Vickers says it's appropriate to release the excellent military support.

Military teams help hundreds of NHS staff to and from work

Military teams in Lincolnshire have been getting NHS and emergency services staff to and from work during the bad weather over the past few days.

Snow drifts
Sam Curtis

The latest figures we've been given show that 96 staff moves were carried out yesterday, including a surgeon being taken to an operation and medical supplies being transported.

Meanwhile, a total of 55 staff moves were carried out up to lunchtime today, we've been told.

As the snow melts, the icicles form...

Some of the snow seems to be melting today in Lincoln, finally.

And in the process it's creating some rather beautiful icicles...

Bailgate icicles

If you're seeing any natural ice sculptures today, do send them to us by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Council tax to rise in North East Lincolnshire

Council tax in North East Linconlshire is to go up by almost 5%.

North East Lincolnshire Council

The local authority's budget plans were passed by councillors last night.

Last week, opposition parties voted against the budget, but they finally had to agree on it or risk the authority being put into special measures.

Seven thousand tickets sold for Imps trip to Wembley

Tickets for Lincoln's first appearance at Wembley are going like hot cakes.

Lincoln City Football Club

About 7,000 were snapped up by season ticket holders last night.

The Imps have yet to find out who'll they'll be playing in the Checkatrade Trophy Final on the 8 April.

Power back on in Althorpe

Power has been restored in the Althorpe area, near Scunthorpe.

Photo of electricity grid

Northern Power says about 160 properties were cut off this morning.

They are still working to restore power to about 30 houses in Flamborough and some people are now without power in North Lincolnshire, near Goxhill.

Lincolnshire's gritters kept busy

It won't come as a surprise that last night was another busy one for Lincolnshire's gritting team.


The gritters went out on their usual routes at midnight and again at 03:00 this morning, salting and ploughing over 1,800 miles of road each time.

Gritter crews have also been dealing with any trouble spots which have arisen, with the support of local farmers and contractors.

They say the biggest problem they're experiencing is high winds which are causing any cleared snow to drift back onto the roads quickly.

Spring clean scheme falls victim to weather

Plans for people across North Lincolnshire to do their bit for the Great British Spring Clean 2018 have been hit by the snow.

row of bins

Events had been planned across the county for the next three days which would have seen people become "litter heroes".

Last year 300 volunteers collected more than 700 bags of rubbish as part of the scheme.

It's hoped the events will take place at a later date.

Stranded orchestra surprises Skegness wedding couple
The BBC Concert Orchestra were snowed in and offered to play at the nuptials.

Your weather forecast for the afternoon

Another cold afternoon for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, especially in the brisk easterly wind.

There will be plenty of cloud and limited brighter spells with a few snow flurries moving in from the east at times.

The top temperature will be about 0C (32F).

Weather forecast

Power cuts in northern lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

About 160 properties are currently without power around Althorpe, near Scunthorpe.


Northern Power now estimates it should be restored in an hour's time.

Some people in Flamborough are also without power.

It's hoped that should also be back on in the next couple of hours as well.

Humber Bridge closed to high-sided vehicles

The Humber Bridge remains closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles due to the current weather conditions in the area.

Drivers are advised to consider alternative routes and to only travel if it's essential.

Police work through night to rescue stranded motorists

Lincolnshire Police worked through the night to get to people stranded in their cars.

This video from the Special Constabulary shows some of the conditions they've been working in:

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Supplies delivered to village by BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Across Lincolnshire the focus is now on getting supplies to cut off, rural communities.

Many villages are isolated and need supplies of food, water or medicine.

Jenny from Donington on Bain got in touch with BBC Radio Lincolnshire because she was running out of supplies at her shop.


We're getting desperate, the people can't get out to the village"


Never one to sit idly by, our sports commentator Michael Hortin decided to try and get to the village.

He went to Tesco, who donated £175 worth of provisions, and delivered the food.

Jenny says the villagers are delighted and they're donating money to BBC Children in Need.

Charity gets homeless people shelter from the snow

Yet another example of the Yellowbelly spirit in action through the snow and horrible weather conditions.

P3 - a charity working with the homeless in Lincoln - has been out through the night to help people into their shelter.

P3 Street Outreach Team

The outreach team managed to help four people who were asleep on the streets of Lincoln into accommodation.

One person said it would be their first night sleeping inside in over three years.

Severe disruption: A607 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A607 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between Washdyke Road and Heath Lane.

A607 Lincolnshire - A607 Cliff Road in Fulbeck closed in both directions between the Washdyke Road junction and the Heath Lane junction, because of snow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Boston Pilgrim patients to be transferred in convoy

The BBC in Lincolnshire has been told a convoy of ambulances and 4x4s are to transport discharged patients from Boston Pilgrim Hospital to private, residential and nursing homes in Skegness.

The severe wintry weather has caused problems over the past two days for the emergency services.

An emergency planning meeting is currently being held.

We'll have more on that as we get it.

Fans pitch in to help clear football field

Extra hands at Scunthorpe United as fans help to clear the pitch ahead of the game against Oldham Athletic tomorrow afternoon.

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Watch: Groom battles snow to make white wedding

Yesterday we told you about a groom who was stranded about 25 miles away from his wedding venue and how he made it on time despite the bad weather.

This is what happened when he got there:

Bourne firefighters lend a helping hand

A team of firefighters were out last night clearing snow from paths around the homes of some of the most vulnerable residents in Bourne.

We've just had these in from Sue Woolley in the town.

Sue Woolley
Sue Woolley

School buses services suspended

More on transport services that are being disrupted by the snow.

Hunts Coaches, which operates some school buses, will not be running today.

Call Connect is running an extremely limited service.

Police focus on getting to isolated villages

Persistent freezing conditions are continuing to cause widespread disruption across Lincolnshire.

The weather still remains unpredictable, swirling winds are pushing snow onto the roads.

Empty shop

Police say their focus is now on helping rural villages which are cut off without groceries and other supplies.

If we can get those main roads open, if we can get deliveries through to those rural villages then we'll be trying to do that. We are seeing that neighbours are clubbing together and speaking to each other and looking after each other and that makes a big difference to us.

Supt Phil Vickers

Insp Phil Baker predicts the 'stay home' message will continue into the weekend.

If you’ve got a long distance to travel that’s a no. If you are living in rural areas that’s a no.

Police are asking farmers to continue to help snow plough the roads and support the communities in which they live.

Weather forces event cancellations

A number of events have been cancelled because of the weather.

This weekend's Humber Bridge Farmers' Market has been postponed due to the ground conditions.

Hull 4 Heroes say the charity rugby match on Sunday and an evening event on Saturday won't be going ahead this weekend.

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Plans for people across North Lincolnshire to do their bit for Keep Britain Tidy's Big Spring Clean have been hit by the snow, events had been planned across the county for the next three days.

Humberside Fire and Rescue say they have been dealing with fallen roof tiles and signs in Bridlington through the night because of the strong winds.

Emergency responders still working despite conditions

Difficult driving conditions continue in many areas today with high winds causing snow drifts of up to seven feet in places.

People have been told by the police not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

But LIVES - the Lincolnshire charity which supports the ambulance service by responding to emergency calls - have still been trying their best to get to those who need them.


Some responders have driven 4x4s through the snow.

Others in isolated villages have loaded their medical equipment onto a sledge and walked to the call.

Chief Executive Nikki Silver says it's been a challenge but some responders have been able to replenish stocks.

She also says the responders have been told not to put themselves at risk when they travel.

Travel disruption: East Midlands trains suspended

If you're catching a train in Lincolnshire this morning the bad weather is affecting some of the lines.

East Midlands Trains are suspended between Sleaford and Skegness, and Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town.

Northern has put on a replacement nus service between Cleethorpes and Barton-on-Humber.

As for buses, Stagecoach East Midlands have been forced to cancel all of their rural services until further notice.

Check your train times here:

East Midlands Trains


Stagecoach East Midlands

Flood warning on the Humber and more school closures

More than 30 schools are still closed across the East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

There is also a flood warning in place along the Humber.

Flood warning on Humber
Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says flooding is expected on the north bank west of Hull for the high tide until 08:30.

It says areas at risk include the Riverside Quay and St Andrew's Quay.

There are flood alerts in place along the east coast at Bridlington, Hornsea, Withernsea, Kilnsea and Immingham.

Watch: More snow on the way

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Another cold day, especially in the brisk easterly wind.

There will be plenty of cloud and limited brighter spells with a few snow flurries moving in from the east at times.

Here's my full forecast:

Stranded orchestra crash wedding for a surprise song

Amid all the snow chaos there have been some heartwarming stories of kindness.

You may have heard about the groom who battled through the snow to make it to his wedding, with a little help.

Well that wasn't the only wedding with a twist in Lincolnshire yesterday.


The BBC Concert Orchestra is currently stranded in Skegness after a performance.

They heard a wedding was taking place in the hotel they are staying at, so they provided some surprise entertainment for the happy couple.

Lisa and Reece Brown got married at the Crown Hotel and were treated to some tunes by ten of the 65 piece orchestra.

We heard you playing Pachelbel's Canon on record when you arrived, well we'll give you the real thing, live, right here.

Alex WaldrenOrchestra Manager

'Don't travel unless you have to' in Lincolnshire

Following two days of snow, freezing temperatures and high winds the advice remains the same - do not travel unless you absolutely have to.


Gritting teams and snow ploughs have been working throughout the night.

Most of Lincolnshire's schools are closed for a third day.

Eleven roads are currently closed and non-emergency operations and outpatient care is cancelled.

The Woodhead mountain rescue team check an overturned car

A red weather warning is in place, with fears lives could be in danger as Storm Emma brings more blizzards.

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Police stop and test a suspected drug driver

Kate Scotter

BBC Local Live

More than 8,300 drivers tested positive for cannabis and 3,064 for cocaine since March 2015.

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