Snow, ice and strong winds all potentially in the mix tomorrow

In my earlier update I let you know that we’ll be gritting all usual gritting routes in the county this evening, with additional runs later tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow morning if needed.

Our forecaster has updated us this afternoon to say they don’t expect much in the way of snow in Norfolk tonight now, rain and sleet is more likely and they think this will clear the county by around 8pm. However, snow still cannot be ruled out and freezing temperatures are forecast just about everywhere in Norfolk from 7/8pm onwards so ice is likely to be a problem on roads overnight and into tomorrow morning, especially as most roads will be wet from the rain and wintry showers this afternoon.

We’ve also had an update that we may get some snow tomorrow morning, most likely between around 7 and 9am – unfortunately just when many of you will be leaving for work or school. This is likely to be wet snow apparently, so the chances of it settling are lower, but with snow and ice both potentially in the mix, any journeys made in the morning will almost certainly be more difficult than usual.

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Winter’s tale not over yet

Can anyone remember what Norfolk looked like before it turned white? After so many days of snow on the ground we’re beginning to forget – and there may be a little more to come overnight.

A back garden in Norwich this afternoon showing just how much snow the city has had. Credit: JasonBrown2013

A back garden in Norwich this afternoon showing just how much snow the city has had. Credit: JasonBrown2013

The Met Office has issued a warning for ice and snow for the rest of the day, although we shouldn’t experience the kind of heavy snowfall that we had last night. Generally snow is expected to be light, with sleet showers looking possible in coastal areas. It will be cold tonight though, which will lead to patches of freezing fog forming and icy conditions, particularly on untreated surfaces.

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