The first snowflakes of winter fell on parts of Norfolk last night and this morning.

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And the bad weather continues to cause problems with the A1064 Main Road in Filby currently closed in both directions at the Pound Lane junction, because of flooding.

People have also taken to Twitter with Ashley Gilman (@AshGilmanAFG) saying: “Did I mention we had a dusting of snow on the cars this morning, first time I can remember October snow in Norfolk #winter.”

And Charlotte Wyatt (charlotte wyatt ‏@WyattCharlotte) added: “Snow on the car this morning; it’s Norfolk not Scotland.”

Shoppers in Norwich also had to take shelter from a hail storm at about 10am today.

Chris Bell, forecaster from Weatherquest at the UEA, said: “We had reports of snowflakes falling overnight and this morning, especially in the northern and eastern parts of the county.”

He said, however, that no more snow was expected, with today set for sunny intervals and a high of 7C to 9C.

But the windy weather which accompanied the Arctic blast has caused other problems. Part of a tree fell on to cars in a hotel car park in Blakeney.

The large section of branch smashed the rear windscreen of a white VW Golf and badly damaged another vehicle parked outside the Blakeney Hotel in The Quay.

No one was injured and the area was cordoned off.

An officer from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident shortly after 9.30am today.

A fire service spokesman said they didn’t usually deal with trees but an officer had been sent to assess the situation.

And a fallen tree cut electricity in Saham Toney, near Watton.

One witness said the tree had fallen near the village community centre, blocking a road and taking a telegraph pole down with it.

The tree fell in strong winds at about 2pm.

And UK Power Networks said more than 500 homes in the Blo Norton area, near Diss, were without power, after trees fell on overhead lines at about 7.15am.

The power cut affected homes in Blo Norton, Garboldisham, Thelnetham and Hinderclay.

13 comments

  • A thousandth of an inch of snow is news?

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    expat

    Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • @smalltownboy - here in south Norfolk during the fog some of the main hazards was lorries belonging to two local firms where the drivers obviously considered that since they were so big they could be seen without having to go to the bother of switching their lights on!!

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    jayprime

    Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • I suppose lots of accidents coming up with people ignoring the conditions sitting in their warm cars. Driving about last week, i kept a note of drivers travelling in the fog without their lights on. 8 out of 10 drivers were female. I am far from sexist but why the total oblivion to the conditions

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    smalltownboy

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Schools will be closed, the trains and buses will come to a halt and all roads will just be utter carnage. Why? Because a light dusting of snow barely 2mm deep brings the whole county to a complete standstill. The UK as a whole must be the laughing stock of the world, especially to countries who regularly have to deal with some real snow and bad weather!

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    gaz

    Monday, October 29, 2012

  • God knows what would happen if we ever got bad weather ! Oh yes i do everything will come to a stand still because of a inch of snow !!! Sad.

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    Bunny160

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Good time to receive £100k gift from the hard pressed and low paid workers of GY...sunshine all the way for some!!!!!!

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    nrg

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • So glad I took early retirement earlier this year. I will be laying in bed in the warm with a nice cuppa, listening to the neighbours scraping the ice off their windscreens this winter!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • I remember November 5th in the late 50's or early 60's when I stood on frosty snow covered ground watching the bonfire & fireworks in Norfolk.

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    Christopher Neave

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • I agree with Sensibletrousers, I love all seasons of weather, Spring & Summer (how many people moan about the heat) raises the spirits after the coldness of winter. Autumn brings colour change and the warning of winter to come, but winter for me is the best, bracing sea air clears the cobwebs from the brain, I like a walk along the seafront and listen and watch the waves coming ashore, use the binoculars to see if any seals are visible on Scroby Sands and then it's off to find somewhere open to have a cup of tea to warm me up, another walk along the seafront or through town and then home. Snow makes everything pretty (until it's walked on, driven over and thaws) and the cold kills off virus'.

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    Spooky

    Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Norfolk Weather Sunny max temp: 9°C min temp: 3°C Today's weather forecast and I am still waiting for the sun.

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    Christopher Neave

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • "If on the trees the leaves still hold The coming Winter will be cold" Mine aren`t, they are all over my garden after last night!

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    BG

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Get yer tennis rackets out a rough winters a comin.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Oh for goodness sake. Some of us really are a bunch of wimps. It's a bit nippy and windy and suddenly we cannot survive or make a decision without the aid of an emergency service. This is not life threatning - just weather. Get back in touch with nature - live closer to the earth and enjoy it and all theseasons have to offer.

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    sensibletrousers

    Saturday, October 27, 2012

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