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Snow starts to fall in Norfolk with freezing temperatures on the way

PUBLISHED: 08:42 17 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:24 17 January 2019

File photo of snow in Norwich in March 2018. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

File photo of snow in Norwich in March 2018. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Wintery showers and subzero temperatures are predicted in the coming days as the police warn drivers to take precautions.

Last night gritters took to the county’s roads as a yellow weather warning for ice was issued for the East of England and snow has already started falling in parts of the county.

MORE: Met Office issue weather warning for snow across Norfolk

Showers are expected to clear throughout the afternoon but return as the evening draws in, with temperatures falling as low as -3C overnight with ice and the possibility of lying snow.

Dan Holley, a forecaster at Weatherquest tweeted: “By the afternoon wintry showers mainly confined to Norfolk and Suffolk, where very locally we may see 1-3cm - mainly this evening.”

And a new weather warning telling the public to brace for snow and ice has been put in place.

Today the Met Office issued another yellow weather warning, in place from now to 10am tomorrow, this time for snow as well as ice.

The national weather service has told people they can expect for some roads and railways to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

It also warns to beware of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces, and ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

South Norfolk Police tweeted: “Please allow a little extra time for your commute, and ensure you clear your screen before setting off.”

Friday is predicted to be dry but chilly with temperatures not expected to rise higher than 3C or 4C.

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