Beast from the East hits Breckland and west Suffolk

Snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman

Snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman - Credit: Archant

Many parts of Breckland and west Suffolk have been affected by snow as the so called Beast from the East hit the region.

The snow in Thetford at 6am this morning. Picture: Domingos Silva

The snow in Thetford at 6am this morning. Picture: Domingos Silva - Credit: Archant

Temperatures plummeted with -9 recorded at Santon Downham.

Some parts saw more snow fall then others, but no schools in the Brecks area have been closed.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow for East Anglia until midnight tonight.

Richard Jones, forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said temperatures are expected to reach freezing point today but temperatures would feel more like -5C because of north-easterly winds.

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He said Norfolk and Suffolk should expect more snow showers, up to 4cms in places, throughout the rest of today and tonight and temperatures would again dip to -5C overnight.

Police are warning drivers to be safe on the roads.

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The advice they give is to keep a safe distance from the car in front, be aware of how icy the roads are and make sure you are prepared for the drive.

Keep up-to-date with what is happening on the roads by following our live traffic map.

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