Friday, January 18, 2013
Fresh snow fell on Cromer this morning and many other north Norfolk towns and villages have experienced severe weather conditions.
- Antifreeze: Check coolant regularly, and top-up with mixture of the right type
- Battery: A battery more than five years old may struggle in cold weather.
- Petrol: Keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of delays
- Lights: Clean and check all lights regularly, and carry spare bulbs
- Tyres: They should have at least 3mm tread and check the pressure every fortnight
- Windscreen: Clear it completely before leaving
- Screenwash: Use 50pc mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce chance of freezing
- Locks and seals: Stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of Vaseline on rubber door seals
One woman from Coronation Walk, North Walsham, said there were several inches of snow across the town and hardly any cars on the roads.
The Sheringham area has received heavy snowfall and the A149 has been covered in snow.
Greater Anglia trains from Norwich to Sheringham continued to run this morning and Holt-based Sanders Coaches have continued to run services along main roads only.
While most of north Norfolk school’s were closed today, North Walsham Federation of Infant and Junior, Sheringham Primary and Overstrand Belfry are among those that remained open.
A spokesman for North Norfolk District Council said the majority of staff had come into work to the Cromer headquarters but some were working from home.
He said: “We’ll remain in the office unless it becomes dangerous to do so.”