Buses being pushed up hills, cars crashing into posts and motorists queuing for hours - these were just some of the scenes from Norfolk’s roads yesterday.

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Drivers abandoned their cars to walk home after the snow brought traffic to a standstill.

Norfolk police attended more than 80 crashes in Norfolk yesterday.

Were you stuck in the traffic? Did you have a mammoth journey home?

We want to know your traffic horror stories. Leave a comment below, call Lucy Wright on 01603 772439 or email lucy.wright@archant.co.uk

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  • Had a horrendous journey home from Bury St Edmunds to Diss yesterday Tues 15th Jan. I started out at 4pm and arrived in Diss at 6:40pm nearly two and three quarter hours!! Everything was fine until approaching Diss on the A143 then there was suddenly no gritting near the NorfolkSuffolk border and accidents on A140 I believe caused long tailbacks on the A143. It seems Suffolk can cope much better than Norfolk with about the same amount of snow. There was also very little gritting on the main road through Diss town.

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    monkey

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • I'd. Like to thank the drivers from the Salvation Army, St Giles, who went out of their way to get all those stuck at the slimming club home. My wife and her pal are both disabled and would have had to stay there night had it not been for this caring team. Also a big thank you to the people who pushed the mini bus every time it got stuck.

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    getreal

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • It took us nearly 3 hours to make a round-trip from the city centre to UEA and back yesterday - many vehicles got completely stuck on ice on Bluebell Road, and we saw many skids and near accidents. However, I would like to thank the group of young lads (possibly from City College,It took us nearly 3 hours to make a round-trip from the city centre to UEA and back yesterday - many vehicles got completely stuck on ice on Bluebell Road, and we saw many skids and near accidents. However, I would like to thank the group of young lads (possibly from City College?) who stopped and helped to push many struggling cars up the sliproad onto the A11 - without their help we'd probably still be there now!

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    alastair

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • My favourite topic - accidents that block the A47 at Necton. This is my third gripe about this in inder 12 months. Once again the police route two-way hgv traffic through Pickenham and the whole place gets grid-locked because HGVs meet head-on and can't pass each other. Wouldn't it make a bit of sense to re-route east-bound traffic off the A47 via Litcham & Dunham and Westbound traffic via Pickenham? Or am I just going to have to suffer the same inevitable 3 hour detour (yes 3 hours to go 4 miles) the next time someone mis-judges that section between Necton and Sporle?

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    Lucioperca

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • Left hairdressers on Southwell Road at 2.15pm arrived home at Mile x at 7.10pm. Hitched lifts with coaches then just had to wait till bus came that was going somewhere near my home and had to walk the rest.Am 70 years old with lung condition and really questioned whether I would make it.Really scared and cold - where were the gritters??? Now today no buses in our area again

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    j178

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Had a 5 hour trip back from Swaffam last night stuck on the A47 after the closure at Longwater. When the road was re-opened it was carnage, the road had frozen and the last time I saw roads like that I was working in North Norway. Its a shame that the council didn't prioritise the grittingploughing to the only major arterial road in the area (A47) as I'm sure that the volume of traffic within the city would have been enough to assist in the clearing of the snowice in the city centre yesterday evening, however with the temperature plumetting last night it would have made for some interesting driving this morning! Epic fail on lots of levels especially as there was an interview on the TV telling us that "We (council)" were prepared for whatever the weather could throw at us, hope we have learned some lessons from it and remember winter finishes on 21 March so we have a couple of months left... The place does look great covered in snow though and not that I'm home, let it snow....!

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    xlingy

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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