Heavy snow forecast for Norfolk
Sam EmanuelHeavy snow showers are expected across East Anglia from early tomorrow.Drivers are being warned to take care by The Highways Agency, which is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.Sam Emanuel
Heavy snow showers are now expected across East Anglia from today - despite warning earlier this week to the contrary.
Drivers are being warned to take care by The Highways Agency, which is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.
The Met Office is forecasting wintry showers across the region, and has issued a severe weather warning for Norfolk and Suffolk as it believes that rain will turn to snow early on Wednesday with the risk of heavy falls at times.
The warning come despite the fact that yesterday weather experts had predicted Norfolk would not have any fresh snow.
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Road users are being advised to plan their journeys before they set out, check the forecast and road conditions and leave extra time for their journeys if travel conditions are poor.
They should be prepared with warm clothing and an emergency pack, which includes food and water, boots, de-icer, a torch, and a shovel in case of snow.
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It can take ten times longer to stop when it is icy, and so drivers should allow more room to slow down and stop, avoid losing control of your vehicle because of wheel spin by using the highest gear possible and avoid sudden braking, acceleration and sharp turns.
Up-to-date information on road conditions on England's motorways and trunk roads is available at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or by calling 08457 504030. For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk.