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Heavy snow hits Breckland and west Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 14:42 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 28 February 2018

Heavy and deep snow can be seen across Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture: Harriet Watson-Grime

Heavy and deep snow can be seen across Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture: Harriet Watson-Grime

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

Heavy snow has fallen across Breckland and west Suffolk. Picture: Catia VieiraHeavy snow has fallen across Breckland and west Suffolk. Picture: Catia Vieira

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

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

The snow in Thetford. Picture: Aimee BarryThe snow in Thetford. Picture: Aimee Barry

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.

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

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

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.

The snow in Thetford. Picture: Angela BferreiraThe snow in Thetford. Picture: Angela Bferreira

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

The snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason SimpsonThe snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason Simpson

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The snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason SimpsonThe snowy scene in Northwold. Picture: Jason Simpson

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.

For Suffolk school closures click here

For Norfolk school closures click here

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

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

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

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

Thetford looking pretty in the snow. Picture: Mel SturmanThetford looking pretty in the snow. Picture: Mel Sturman

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

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

Horse grazing in Brandon. Picture: Natalia TutajHorse grazing in Brandon. Picture: Natalia Tutaj

Sheep looking comfortable in Methwold. Picture: Judy WebbSheep looking comfortable in Methwold. Picture: Judy Webb

Highlodge at Thetford Forest. Picture: Kim NewmanHighlodge at Thetford Forest. Picture: Kim Newman

Doy enjoying the snow in Brandon. Picture: Yasmine CookDoy enjoying the snow in Brandon. Picture: Yasmine Cook

Chilling in the snow. Picture: Saffron GodmanChilling in the snow. Picture: Saffron Godman

Snow on the trees. Picture: Gemma TaylorSnow on the trees. Picture: Gemma Taylor

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

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

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