The first snow of 2013 falls on Norwich. A 4x4 makes drives up Heathside road in Thorpe Hamlet.
Photo by Simon Finlay

10pm update: Motorists told to take care on Norfolk’s roads in morning

Monday, January 14, 2013
4.27 PM

Motorists are being warned to take care on Norfolk’s roads in the morning, after about four inches of snow fell throughout the county today.

Snow is still falling across many parts of the county with west Norfolk and Norwich particularly hit.

A Norfolk police spokesman said that there had been an increased number of road accidents because of the weather conditions.

Head teachers across Norfolk will decide tomorrow whether to close their schools, and the Norfolk County Council website will be updated if there are any school closures.

The snow started falling in the west of the county in the early afternoon and moved eastwards throughout the day.

Norwich escaped the snow until about 5pm, but it has ben snowing since then.

There have been reports of snow across most of the county, although Yarmouth has, so far, escaped.

Several Greater Anglia trains between Ipswich, Cambridge and London have also been cancelled because of the weather conditions, and a speed limit has been imposed on services.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said that snow ploughs have been in use across the county.

More snow is forecast for the county overnight.

- To see more snow photos from around the region, view the gallery at the top-right of this page.

- To follow the latest weather and travel news, follow our live blog throughout today as the region braces itself for a wintry blast, using the link at the top-right of this page or by going to www.edp24.co.uk/news/snow/snow-liveblog