Norwich Airport forced to close due to icy conditions
PUBLISHED: 09:35 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 12 December 2017
Norwich Airport has reponed following an earlier closure do the icy conditions.
A notice on the airport’s website on Monday morning said it had closed due to “adverse weather conditions” and apologised for any inconvenience caused.
The airport reopened shortly before 11am.
Temperatures plummeted to nearly -3C in some parts of the county and Dan Holley, forecaster from Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “It could be the iciest morning of the season so far.”
He tweeted: “Quite a bit of frozen slush and fresh snow on some roads driving into Norwich this morning. A gritting nightmare, given frequent showers - some of which are sleet/rain which serve to wash grit off the roads - followed by clear spells allowing things to freeze.”
He said temperatures were -2.4C at Santon Downham, -1.7C in Marham, -0.5C in Tibenham, 1.5C in Weybourne and 2.7C in Cromer.
The average for this time of year is 8C.
Some flights from Norwich to Amsterdam Schipol Airport have also been cancelled due to bad weather in the Dutch capital.