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Fresh covering of snow hits Norfolk and Waveney

PUBLISHED: 07:41 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 07:41 03 March 2018

A snow covered Lowestoft road in Worlingham.
Picture: Nick Butcher

A snow covered Lowestoft road in Worlingham. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Norfolk and Waveney is waking up to another fresh covering of snow this morning as the Beast from the East continues to bite.

Snow showers started to fall during the evening and continued during the night, with places such as Lowestoft experiencing a covering of about 4cm.

Norfolk County Council’s highways staff and farmers with snowploughs are set to be out again during the morning clearing snow and trying to make roads safe to use.

However there is hope this flurry of snow will bring an end to a week of blizzards and snow drifts, with temperatures set to creep above freezing for the first time in days.

But as the snow melts away, there are warnings flood waters could rise.

Loddon church and War memorial covered in snow.
Picture: Nick ButcherLoddon church and War memorial covered in snow. Picture: Nick Butcher

Disruption since Tuesday has been widespread, with arterial routes shut off, shops running low on supplies, and motorists stranded.

Nick Tupper, Norfolk County Council’s assistant director for highways, said: “This has been a great team effort and it’s not over yet. Hundreds of our highways staff, our network of farmers and our sub-contractors have worked tremendously hard over the last few days in really testing conditions.

“Thank you to all of them for going the extra mile to clear roads and help members of the public in difficulty. Whatever the weather, we’ll continue to try our best to get roads open as quickly as we can.”

Police are still advising people to only make journeys if it is absolutely necessary due to the treacherous conditions.

Snow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road.
Picture: Nick ButcherSnow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road. Picture: Nick Butcher

For live travel updates, see our online traffic map.

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