Warning to drivers as region sees coldest night of the winter so far

PUBLISHED: 06:14 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:53 08 February 2018

Diss Mere. Picture: South Norfolk police

Diss Mere. Picture: South Norfolk police


Police have warned Norfolk drivers to take care on the roads after the region saw the coldest night of the winter.

South Norfolk police warned on Thursday morning that conditions were “particularly bad”, and advised drivers to both ensure windows are clear before driving and to take care while out.

They said on Twitter: “You know it’s a cold one when the Mere in Diss has a layer of ice on it! Please take care this morning driving conditions are particularly bad. Also make sure your windows are fully cleared #DriveToArrive”

In the early hours of the morning they said they’d been called to help a driver after their vehicle skidded off the road.

Meteorologist Dan Holley said on Twitter it had been the coldest night of the winter for the region, and the coldest night since January 22 last year.

Santon Downham dipped to -6.2C.

It comes amid a cold snap for the region, and after most areas saw snowfall on Wednesday.

A weather warning for ice had been put in place for the area earlier this week, but it has now been removed.

While Norfolk and Suffolk woke up to temperatures of as low as -6C on Thursday morning, conditions are expected to warm throughout the day, reaching a high of 7C, and similar expected on Friday.

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