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Police warn drivers to take care on the roads as snow falls around the region

PUBLISHED: 07:40 18 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:50 18 March 2018

Snow fell around Norfolk overnight. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Snow fell around Norfolk overnight. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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The county’s emergency services have warned drivers to take caution on the roads this morning after large areas of the region experienced snow.

Police and the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service issued warnings to motorists about possible icy roads.

Norfolk Police said: “Snow has fallen again overnight and made the roads extremely slippery coupled with minus temperatures.

“Please drive with caution, sounds obvious but so many people don’t take the advice and end up in collisions!”

The Fire and Rescue Service urged people to avoid taking unnecessary journeys.

“With more snow falling overnight and reports of icy roads, please drive with caution or avoid unnecessary journeys.”

Snow fell over many parts of Norfolk overnight with the heaviest falls in the west of the region.

Mildenhall police said they were conducting patrols of Lakenheath with particular attention being paid to Eirswell Road, Roebuck Drive and High Street.

In an earlier Tweet, Mildenhall Police said they had “scooped” up a cyclist along the A11 and warned pedestrians and cyclists to wear hi-visibility clothing.

“Scooped up a man trying to cycle the #A11, no reflective clothing - hardly visible in the snow!!

“Please take care of yourself in this weather. If you’re driving, make sure lights are on. If you’re walking/cycling, light coloured/reflective clothing and a torch are essential!”

Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest said the snow will continue to spread west across England and Wales today as conditions turn drier in eastern England.

However, temperatures were expected to remain around freezing.

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