‘Treacherous’ driving conditions reported as gritters head out on region’s roads

PUBLISHED: 18:54 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:35 18 March 2018

Gritter lorries will be taking to the county's roads tonight and tomorrow morning. Picture: Ian Burt

Gritter lorries will be taking to the county's roads tonight and tomorrow morning. Picture: Ian Burt

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Gritter lorries took to roads across the county this evening as police warned of ‘treacherous’ driving conditions.

Norfolk County Council said gritters would be out in force due to low road temperatures and bitter winds coupled with the risk of snow showers.

And police were warning drivers only to head out if absolutely necessary.

PC Jon Parker tweeted that the A1067 between Guist and Fakenham was ‘treacherous’ as of 9pm, with at least one accident taking place.

While the majority of the region experienced light snow falls on Saturday, the latest forecast suggests more snow could be on the way overnight and tomorrow with showers expected to be particularly prevalent in southern parts of the region.

Anyone heading out is advised to wrap up warm and proceed with caution when driving.

The snowfalls are expected to ease into Sunday, although some light flurries will still be possible in various areas across the region.

An amber weather warning has been in place across parts of Suffolk while a yellow weather warning is in place throughout the entire weekend across the whole of East Anglia.

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