Update: Bad weather continues to cause problems in Norfolk, after the first snow falls on the county

PUBLISHED: 21:18 27 October 2012

First snow of winter in Norfolk: Picture by Justin Elvidge at justin@elvidge

First snow of winter in Norfolk: Picture by Justin Elvidge at justin@elvidge


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

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.

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