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Dramatic picture shows parked car submerged in snowdrift

PUBLISHED: 07:07 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 March 2018

The parked car submerged in snow in Pulham Market. Picture: CLAYTON HUDSON

The parked car submerged in snow in Pulham Market. Picture: CLAYTON HUDSON

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One minute you leave your car, the next you come back and notice it has been submerged by snow...

At least that’s what one unfortunate motorist found after leaving a vehicle parked beside a Norfolk field, only for it to become victim to a snowdrift.

It is not even possible to make out the type of vehicle and manufacturer of the car, which was left in Pulham Market on Friday, March 2.

Beck Vale ward councillor Clayton Hudson photographed the silver car, which is completely covered save for a small part of the driver’s side.

Mr Hudson joked that the owners “have a little bit of snow clearance ahead of them!” as it is not even possible to open the driver’s door.

Farmers trying to help clear the A140 with their tractors. Picture: NORFOLK POLICEFarmers trying to help clear the A140 with their tractors. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

He said the incident showed the effect snowdrifts can have.

“It’s right next to a field and it shows the effect of drifting snow and that it can soon encompass car,” he said.

“It captures that although we’ve only had 17cm to 18cm of snow, the wind has had a significant effect.

“It’s perfect conditions for the A140 to be hit quite hard, because of the way the road runs and its exposure.”

Pulham Market has been particularly affected by the snow, as it is just off the A140 - which has been completely blocked by snow.

Farmers and nearby businesses stepped in and worked tirelessly during the day and night to try and clear a route so that emergency journeys could be made.

Mr Hudson added: “People have heeded the advice and people have been getting together to make the roads available for those who need to make those essential journeys.

“If you can’t make a connection between Long Stratton and the Pulham roundabout, it cuts off many villages.”

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