South Norfolk deals with heavy snow and chaos on the roads

Fritton Common Picture: Natalie Cullum

Fritton Common Picture: Natalie Cullum - Credit: Archant

South Norfolk has woken up to a second day of heavy snow as The Beast From The East makes its presence felt across the region.

Heavy Snow and sub-zero temperatures have caused schools to close and bad driving conditions on the roads.

Police have warned motorists to take extra care on the roads.

They are warning drivers to be safe and to allow extra time for journeys.

The advice they give is to keep a safe distance from the car in front, be aware of how icy the roads are and make sure you are prepared for the drive.

They have also issued advice for any who has to leave their vehicle;

South Norfolk Police Tweeted; 'Have to leave your vehicle? Please ensure it's left in a safe position and doesn't cause any obstructions. Stay home unless your journey is absolutely necessary so the roads are clearer for officers to reach those who need our assistance.'

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There are reports of cars stopping on the A11 roundabout between Snetterton and Norfolk police tweeted at 6am to say the A11 northbound at Wymondham was blocked because of HGVs stuck in the road.

Keep up to date with what is happening on the regions roads by following our live traffic map.

Bressingham. Picture: Sophie Butler

Bressingham. Picture: Sophie Butler - Credit: Archant

More than 400 schools in Norfolk and Waveney have closed due to the adverse weather with many citing dangerous conditions on the roads and unsafe journeys to school as the reason.

Diss Junior School, Diss High School, Diss Infant and Nursery School are amongst the schools who have decided to close.

All Saints Primary, Winfarthing, Archbishop Sancroft, Harleston, Aslacton Primary School, Attleborough Academy Norfolk, Attleborough Primary School and Burston Primary School have already closed.

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Diss Park in the snow. Picture Sabrina Johnson

Diss Park in the snow. Picture Sabrina Johnson - Credit: Archant

A snowman in Diss. Picture: Donna Edwards

A snowman in Diss. Picture: Donna Edwards - Credit: Archant

Diss Park in the snow. Picture: Sonia Elvin

Diss Park in the snow. Picture: Sonia Elvin - Credit: Archant