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South Norfolk gets a dusting of snow – but more could follow

PUBLISHED: 09:35 30 January 2019

Snow at Diss Mere. Freezing temperatures and more snowfall forecast has prompted warnings for drivers. Picture: Simon Parkin

Snow at Diss Mere. Freezing temperatures and more snowfall forecast has prompted warnings for drivers. Picture: Simon Parkin

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South Norfolk woke up to a dusting of snow – and more could be on the way.

Snow covering Diss Park and more could follow according to forecasters. Picture: Simon ParkinSnow covering Diss Park and more could follow according to forecasters. Picture: Simon Parkin

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning of snow for parts of the south and east, including Norfolk and Suffolk.

While some forecasters had predicted as much as 10cm of snow for some areas — though others had suggested there could be none at all, the end result for Diss, Harleston, Long Stratton and villages in between has been a centimetre or two.

That might have been a disappointment of schoolchildren who had perhaps hoped for a day off school and the chance to make a snow man.

Norfolk County Council said no schools in South Norfolk had seen emergency closures on Wednesday morning, and other council services, including the libraries in Diss and Long Stratton, will also be open as normal.

Motorists were urged to take care on untreated roads and lanes though main roads were largely unaffected with gritters having been out during the night. When snow began to fall from about midnight they did another run at 1am and went out again to put down salt, as temperatures fell further.

However, with the temperature below freezing this morning and the weather warning in place until midday today, South Norfolk police urged drivers to continue to take extra care.

In a Tweet they warned: “With temperatures low and snow on some routes please drive to the road conditions and take care on your journeys this morning.”

On the railways Greater Anglia had warned last night that snow might lead to speed restrictions, however services on Wednesday morning were running as normal from Diss station.

Greater Anglia did tweet: “Please be careful when travelling with us today, as some station platforms/car parks may be icy.”

• Let us know how your area is dealing with the snow in the comments below and you can email your snowy pictures to sophie.smith@archant.co.uk

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