Snowmen could make return

Laura Bagshaw HATS, gloves and scarves will be the order for the weekend as Great Yarmouth braces itself for another cold snap with further snow showers expected. The big chill last weekend signalled winter was well and truly underway with snow showers and blustery winds creating blizzard conditions in Yarmouth on Sunday.

Laura Bagshaw

HATS, gloves and scarves will be the order for the weekend as Great Yarmouth braces itself for another cold snap with further snow showers expected.

The big chill last weekend signalled winter was well and truly underway with snow showers and blustery winds creating blizzard conditions in Yarmouth on Sunday.

Police received reports of 10 collisions on roads in the Yarmouth area within the space of three hours from about 11am. People were injured in two of the incidents, while others were damage only.


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Early on Saturday, fire crews had freed a driver whose four-wheel drive overturned into a ditch beside the A143 at Haddiscoe. The crew of a passing gritter lorry raised the alarm after seeing headlights in the ditch shortly after 3am.

First Eastern Counties suspended bus services for a while until conditions improved.

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The blanket of snow created a winter wonderland for children and adults alike, with snowmen popping up across town.

And once the snow showers died down in the afternoon police received about 20 calls from residents complaining about youngsters throwing snowballs.

Chris Bell, forecaster at UEA-based Weatherquest, said between two and three inches of snow had fallen on Sunday with lowest temperatures recorded at zero. He said temperatures had improved during the day and overnight to 5C meaning very little snow was left on the ground on Monday morning.

But forecasters warn that sleet and snow could return at the weekend as temperatures were due to fall again.

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