Police warn they will take longer to respond to emergencies as weather conditions worsen

PUBLISHED: 22:49 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 22:49 17 March 2018

Inspector Lou Provart.

Inspector Lou Provart. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Worsening weather conditions have prompted police to warn that it will take longer for them to get to emergencies.

In a Tweet this evening, Norfolk Police incident manager Insp Lou Provart Tweeted that the weather conditions were deteriorating, particularly in the west of the county.

He added: “Officers response times will be slower than normal as we will not endanger them or you so they will drive to the conditions to get to all calls.

“You can help by considering if you need to be on the roads tonight.”

Officers warned earlier about the treacherous driving conditions while Norfolk County Council said gritters would be out in force due to low road temperatures and bitter winds coupled with the risk of snow showers.

Gritter lorries will be taking to the county's roads tonight and tomorrow morning. Picture: Ian BurtGritter lorries will be taking to the county's roads tonight and tomorrow morning. Picture: Ian Burt

While the majority of the region experienced light snow falls on Saturday, the latest forecast suggests more snow could be on the way overnight and tomorrow with showers expected to be particularly prevalent in southern parts of the region.

The snowfalls are expected to ease into Sunday, although some light flurries will still be possible in various areas across the region.

An amber weather warning has been in place across parts of Suffolk while a yellow weather warning is in place throughout the entire weekend across the whole of East Anglia.

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