Heavy snow hits Breckland and west Suffolk

Snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman

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

The Beast from the East is still affect much of Breckland and west Suffolk.

Snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman

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

Heavy snow continues to fall and road conditions are still treacherous.

There were severe delays on the A11 this morning due to vehicles that had been left stranded overnight due to the weather.

Some motorists were stuck in their cars for more than three hours and Norfolk police officers carried out welfare checks and handed out water.

The road was blocked in both directions between the B1135 at Wymondham and the A47 at Cringleford.

Jazz the dog enjoying the snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman

Jazz the dog enjoying the snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman - Credit: Archant

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Domingos Silva took this wintery picture in Thetford today. Picture: Domingos Silva

Domingos Silva took this wintery picture in Thetford today. Picture: Domingos Silva - Credit: Archant

Snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman

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


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But there were queues down to Thetford and Norwich.

At 11.45am traffic on the southbound carriageway was released and just after 1.25pm the northbound carriageway was reopened between Thetford to Spooner Row.

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There are still some delays around the Wymondham area due to a broken down HGV.

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel news with our live traffic map.

A lovely wintery scene taken just outside Thetford and heading towards Diss. Picture: Jason Simpson

A lovely wintery scene taken just outside Thetford and heading towards Diss. Picture: Jason Simpson - Credit: Archant

The snow on Banham Cross Common in Thetford. Picture: Cherrelle Applegate

The snow on Banham Cross Common in Thetford. Picture: Cherrelle Applegate - Credit: Archant

High Lodge at Thetford Forest has been closed.

Forestry Commission have been braving the cold and heavy snow to try and clear the entrance and exit road and paths.

However due to the intensity of snowfall, it is covering our efforts immediately making the site unsafe.

The Forestry Commission will update in the morning when the site has been re-assessed.

Snow in Thetford. Picture: Mel Sturman

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

Wonder how RAF Lakenheath makes sure it is always ready for action?

The snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason Simpson

The snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason Simpson - Credit: Archant

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The snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason Simpson

The snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason Simpson - Credit: Archant

School closures:

A number of schools in Thetford, Brandon, Mildenhall, Methwold and Watton and the surrounding areas were closed today due to the adverse weather conditions.

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Walking in a wintery wonderland in Thetford. Picture: Hayley Neal

Walking in a wintery wonderland in Thetford. Picture: Hayley Neal - Credit: Archant

Enjoying the snow in Arlington Way near Thetford. Picture: Sue Pleszko

Enjoying the snow in Arlington Way near Thetford. Picture: Sue Pleszko - Credit: Archant

Forestry Commission staff hard at work in Thetford Forest. Picture: Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission staff hard at work in Thetford Forest. Picture: Forestry Commission - Credit: Archant

Forestry Commission staff hard at work in Thetford Forest. Picture: Forestry Commission

Forestry Commission staff hard at work in Thetford Forest. Picture: Forestry Commission - Credit: Archant

Thetford looking pretty in the snow. Picture: Mel Sturman

Thetford looking pretty in the snow. Picture: Mel Sturman - Credit: Archant

Crews from the 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit keeping RAF Lakenheath operational ready. Picture: MS

Crews from the 494th Aircraft Maintenance Unit keeping RAF Lakenheath operational ready. Picture: MSgt Eric Burks - Credit: Archant

An F-15 at RAF Lakenheath in the snow. Picture: MSgt Eric Burks

An F-15 at RAF Lakenheath in the snow. Picture: MSgt Eric Burks - Credit: Archant

Horse grazing in Brandon. Picture: Natalia Tutaj

Horse grazing in Brandon. Picture: Natalia Tutaj - Credit: Archant

Sheep looking comfortable in Methwold. Picture: Judy Webb

Sheep looking comfortable in Methwold. Picture: Judy Webb - Credit: Archant

Highlodge at Thetford Forest. Picture: Kim Newman

Highlodge at Thetford Forest. Picture: Kim Newman - Credit: Archant

Doy enjoying the snow in Brandon. Picture: Yasmine Cook

Doy enjoying the snow in Brandon. Picture: Yasmine Cook - Credit: Archant

Chilling in the snow. Picture: Saffron Godman

Chilling in the snow. Picture: Saffron Godman - Credit: Archant

Snow on the trees. Picture: Gemma Taylor

Snow on the trees. Picture: Gemma Taylor - Credit: Archant

St Peter's Church in Thetford. Picture: Elo Grunbaum

St Peter's Church in Thetford. Picture: Elo Grunbaum - Credit: Archant

Wintry scene at Barnham Cross Common in Thetford. Picture: Kevin Gorman/Shutter Up Photography

Wintry scene at Barnham Cross Common in Thetford. Picture: Kevin Gorman/Shutter Up Photography - Credit: Archant

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