Beast from the East

Council bosses say it is too early to say what the financial implications are of a missed week of work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road due to the Beast from the East.

The snow has melted and life is relatively back to normal...for Norfolk anyway.

Praise has been heaped on young farmers who rushed to the aid of ambulance crews stranded in last week’s snow - thanks in part to a clever bit of admin.

The Beast from the East caused havoc for many of our region’s roads, however one road was shut for much longer than others.

A Fakenham man, hailed a local super hero following his actions during the heavy snowfall, has been left “livid” after vandals damaged the truck he used to help his community.

Ambulance first responders from the Stalham and Smallburgh group have spoken about rescuing a man in his 70s from his car during the cold spell.

This is the moment a car lost control and crashed on the A47 as the Beast from the East weather front swept the region.

North Norfolk residents have had a stark reminder of the beauty, danger and sheer force of the weather recently as the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ brought snow, subzero temperatures and chilly winds.

Engineers from Suffolk Highways are preparing for all-out war with the county’s potholes over the next few weeks after recent snow and ice.

This is the scene at a popular Norfolk beach where wild weather has completely stripped it down to the clay.

A task force is hitting the road to fill potholes caused by the winter cold snap.

A voluntary lifeboat service in a village near Great Yarmouth is unable to launch following severe coastal erosion.

Theatre-goers who missed performances of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at Norwich Theatre Royal due to the extreme bad weather are to be reimbursed with part of the value of their tickets.

Staff at Norfolk’s GP surgeries slept in staff rooms, drove patients home, and conducted appointments over the phone from their stricken cars in a bid to keep services running during the big freeze.

A family who were so horrified by the amount of litter they found while out sledging have helped to inspire a clean-up of a Norwich beauty spot.

The Beast from the East may have passed and the snow may have mostly melted, but the white stuff still needed to be cleared to allow the trains to run.

As the snow turns to slush, many people will be relieved at being able to get their lives back to normal.

East Midlands trains have announced it will be resuming its regular timetable from Monday, March 5.

This weeks extreme weather has generated a huge amount of fantastic video. Take a look at some of the best clips we have published over the past few days.

Five men have been dubbed #localsuperheroes for travelling around north Norfolk helping stranded drivers during the cold spell.

The snow and ice is clearing from Norfolk’s roads as temperatures rise, but police have urged drivers to still take extra care.

A group of determined villagers came together to help free an ambulance trapped in a snow drift.

A worried father was given a snowplough escort along the A140 to rescue his freezing children as the heating broke in their home.

These wonderful wintry pictures show residents at World Horse Welfare’s Norfolk sanctuary enjoying the snow.

A family-of-four who were left with no heating in their home for seven days after numerous delays with fuel delivery now have to cope with a burst pipe.

A man who got out of his car in sub-zero conditions to help a fellow motorist has died after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

Battling through drifting snow and treacherous roads, a 20 minute job for one East of England Ambulance team turned into a nine hour “Arctic expedition” as they trekked for three miles over fields with equipment tied to sledges.

Animal sanctuaries and charities across the region will struggle with the impact of the snow for a long time after it has thawed.

Norwich’s life-saving SOS bus will not be out tonight - because of the weather.

Drivers have been warned that melting snow and ice will lead to the possibility of flooding and surface water on Norfolk’s roads.

Farmers have again been hard at work this morning to keep the A140 clear after more snow fell overnight.

The Beast from the East is still causing havoc on public transport networks across the region.

The Beast from the East might have brought chaos and disruption to the region’s road and rail networks - but it has also helped police in King’s Lynn catch some crooks.

Motorists in the county are still being urged to only travel if necessary after fresh snowfall overnight while there is also a warning for pub and club goers looking to venture out tonight.

They have had already had to contend with snow, ice and freezing conditions but now people living in the west of the county face the threat of flooding.

Weather delays work on A47

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Beast from the East means delays on the A47 until May at least.

Railway tracks have become submerged in snow making passage impossible.

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

Who said it was too cold to cut the grass?

A woman who has waited five years to get married has described her disbelief that her big day was somewhat derailed by the Beast from the East.

A builder had his own personal battle with Storm Emma when he was nearly swept away by a brutal gust of wind.

A flood alert has been issued for parts of the Norfolk coastline, with warnings about strong winds and crashing waves as the Beast from the East continues to bite.

The worst seems to be over as a long thaw sets in.

With severe weather continuing to batter the region, the crew of the Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat used the stormy conditions and driving snow as the perfect opportunity to put their rough weather boat handling skills to the test.

Could these teenagers be the next British Winter Olympic stars?

A community litter pick has been moved due to the adverse weather conditions.

An open weekend at a Victorian School museum has been postponed due to the weather.

A pair of intrepid farmers came to a care home’s aid after a huge build up of snow left them unable to receive crucial deliveries of medication.

The A144 Halesworth to Bungay has reopened after more than 12-hours.

Waveney District Council’s bin collection teams could now start the process of catching up by resuming the refuse collection service tomorrow (Saturday).

Suffolk police are continuing to work with a number of partner organisations as they keep the county moving in the “very difficult and challenging” conditions.

Animals at a RSPCA centre are being kept safe and warm as West Norfolk continues to freeze.

Two farmers braved the freezing temperatures and drifting snow overnight in an effort to clear the A140.

A flood alert has been issued for parts of Norfolk due to stormy weather conditions.

The Beast from the East has forced the cancellation of tonight’s Everything Everything gig at the UEA LCR and tomorrow’s concert by The Overtones as well as Britpop Reboot and Mist at the Waterfront.

Officers in Norfolk have dealt with nearly 2,000 snow related incidents since the Beast from the East swept in sub-zero conditions.

A digger clearing a Norfolk road became caught in a snow drift.

Staff at the county’s community healthcare trust have spoken out over the hard work of those staff who struggled into work through the snow.

A charity football match, which was scheduled to take place in Lowestoft on Sunday, has been postponed until next month.

It was the moment some keen ice skaters have been waiting years for.

With freezing temperatures, fierce winds and more snow than anyone could have predicted, the Beast from the East is wreaking havoc on the county. If your home or vehicle has been left needing repairs due to the bad weather, making sure you take the time to find the right trader is extremely important.

Farmers were out in force across East Anglia this week, battling the elements to tend their livestock and help stranded motorists as the icy chill of the Beast from the East gripped the region. CHRIS HILL and SARAH CHAMBERS report.

A 45-strong team worked through the night to clear snow from fragile poly-tunnels built to protect north Norfolk’s strawberry crop.

Waveney District Council aims to resume bin collections on Monday after the “treacherous conditions” forced them to cancel refuse collections for a third successive day.

A woman says her elderly aunt and dozens of other residents were left cold and helpless after a power outage at a sheltered housing complex.

With more snow set to fall on frozen roads across Norfolk, police fire and council chiefs have been meeting to try and keep the county moving - and safe.

Heavy snowfall is causing widespread disruption across the region but personnel at RAF Lakenheath have been working hard to keep the base operational ready.

Parts of Norfolk and Waveney could see more snow today as the Beast from the East rumbles on.

The cold weather has brought out the community spirit this morning (Friday) in west Norwich.

While the heavy snow has left many people inside with nothing but coffee and TV, Dave Rowntree decided there was no point holding on for tomorrow to get out of his country house.

Kindhearted staff at a care home have gone to marathon efforts to keep the home operating safely during the big freeze.

We spoke to one headteacher who explained to us the complex decision making process behind closing a school.

Thanks to the hard work of farmers and businesses part of the A140 has been cleared of snow - but motorists are urged to only drive if absolutely necessary.

Updated Latest on First Bus services

Friday, March 2, 2018

Here is the latest on First Bus services in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

People will have to wait a bit longer for their bins to be emptied, with collections across most of Norfolk once again cancelled because of the weather.

It is not just humans who need to be prepared in the snow - so do our four-legged friends.

Even aardvarks can enjoy the snow, as young Dobby QJ shows.

Broadcaster Jake Humphrey is offering rescue and shopping trips for those struggling with the blizzard conditions.

Police are urging motorists to only drive if it is an emergency, as snowdrifts are leaving West Norfolk roads in treacherous condition.

Households across Norfolk and Suffolk could be in for a special extra payment from the government because of the Beast from the East.

The widespread snow across East Anglia could start melting over the weekend as temperatures rise above freezing.

The A134 between Thetford and Mundford is reportedly open in both directions after it was blocked by snow.

While worsening, snowy conditions bring out the best in most drivers, some don’t do themselves or other road-users any favours by showing a lack of care and common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Major routes in Norfolk and Waveney remain impassable this morning (Friday) as snowdrifts and treacherous ice put those on the roads at risk.

The continuing cold weather is causing disruption in the Great Yarmouth area with trains cancelled, bin collections postponed and schools closed.

Police are warning drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk to only travel if it is necessary as treacherous conditions continue,

It may have caused temperatures to hit sub-zero but reaction to the Beast from the East has warmed hearts as community spirit shone through.

Do not travel unless it is an emergency - that was the message from police in Norfolk this morning as snowdrifts and high winds caused chaos on the roads overnight.

More than 430 schools across the region will remain closed today (Friday) due to poor weather conditions.

Villagers are not letting the Beast from the East dampen their community spirit, as many check up on their neighbours and the vulnerable to make sure they’re ok.

It is normally one of Norfolk’s busiest roads which is filled with traffic travelling between Norwich and Ipswich, often much to annoyance of motorists and residents.

An army of gritter lorries and tractors have been working throughout the the day to clear the snow from the county’s roads - and work is set to continue into the night as the treacherous conditions caused by the Beast from the East continue.

A jackknifed lorry is blocking a rural Norfolk road.

Ambulance crews travelled for hours to get into work and stayed well past the end of their shifts to ensure patients stayed safe while the region was gripped with heavy snowfall.

Norwich Theatre Royal has said it is currently agreeing “a gesture of goodwill” for ticket holders who are unable to make it to this week’s performances of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella due to the extreme weather conditions.

With all schools across Waveney being forced to close today (Thursday) – many for the second successive day – 11 schools in the district have already announced closures for tomorrow.

The number of patients visiting A&E with injuries sustained from “slips and falls” has risen since the Beast from the East took hold of the region.

While snow is causing chaos across the borough, in Gorleston the wind is also creating disruption, bringing a tree crashing down and damaging a shop sign on the High Street.

A pensioner has praised a community bus driver for going the extra mile – defying the snow to get her to hospital for an operation.

With drivers across the region take to the roads in adverse – and sometimes dangerous – conditions the number of incidents, whether involving single or multiple vehicles, has gone up.

There was disruption on the train line between London Liverpool Street and Norwich this afternoon due to a 9ft snowdrift.

A city centre cafe is offering free hot drinks and meals to the people of Norwich today (March 1).

Organisers of a major careers event due to take place near Norwich next week say they “fully anticipate” that it will go ahead, despite current inclement weather.

The food people provide in their gardens can be particularly important - and you might see a few new visitors.

While hundreds of schools were closed across the region because of the weather, one was determined to go the extra mile for pupils.

A mum-to-be has praised the kindness of others as neighbours rallied round to ensure she could get to hospital.

Farmers are trying to help clear a major route through Norfolk which has become impassable due to snow.

One Cringleford girl showed there were no barriers to having fun in the snow, when her family adapted a washing basket to allow her to have a go a sledging.

Hundreds of households are without power in Norfolk as freezing temperatures and snow continue to hit the county.

A teaching assistant braved treacherous conditions to rescue her school’s beloved reading rabbits, carrying them to warmth and safety on a sledge for three miles in the snow.

A small village has been left isolated by a constant barrage of snowdrifts with its only store already running out of bread and milk.

The minor injuries unit at Cromer and District Hospital has reopened after the severe weather forced its closure earlier today.

While many are avoiding getting into their cars – or done so to their detriment – during this week’s cold snap, some companies have found their services in greater demand.

A woman who crashed her car when it lost control on some ice on the B1107 near Santon Downham has thanked a good Samaritan for stopping and offering help.

Comedian Joe Lycett has postponed his second Norwich gig due to the snow.

More weather warnings have been issued for snow and ice across Norfolk and Suffolk as the big freeze continues.

The Beast from the East brings renewed hopes for ice skaters in keeping a centuries-old tradition alive.

A team of Taverham-based farm-workers are among those who have come to the rescue of drivers stuck in the snow.

North Norfolk is in for another day of bracing cold weather as the Beast from the East continues and Storm Emma is set to bring chilly winds.

This week’s ice and snow has caused disruption for drivers and public transport – but what’s your position if your train journey or flight plan has been disrupted because of bad weather?

Video What type of snow is this?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Beast from the East has wrecked havoc across the country, but what makes this snowfall different from what we are usually used to?

More than 400 schools have been closed because of snow across Norfolk and Suffolk - but one closure announcement stood out from the rest.

A popular comedian will reschedule his show in Lowestoft after a scheduled performance has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

Forget snowball fights and carrot-nosed snowmen – when the white stuff started falling the team at LSI Architects put their training to good use by sculpting a scale model of Norwich Castle keep.

Services at Cromer and District Hospital have been cut back due to the adverse weather and dangerous driving conditions.

So you think it’s cold now? Just imagine icebergs floating down the river through the middle of King’s Lynn.

While the Beast from the East has caused chaos for many, others have been out enjoying the snow.

Norwich Airport has now reopened following major disruption caused by the snow.

The community are out in force this morning helping one another as the Beast from the East continues to cause disruptions across Norfolk.

Suffolk residents are being urged to take extra care around potential fire risks and look out for elderly neighbours as the Beast from the East continues to cause chaos across the county.

The three lorries which were stranded on the A134 near Thetford this morning have been removed.

Take a look at this fantastic video captured by Jemma Greef.

The majority of schools across Waveney have closed on Thursday following fresh weather warnings across the country.

Parts of the A140 are currently blocked due to snowdrifts.

As temperatures plummet to -4C, the Beast from the East brings more snow chaos in West Norfolk.

Large snow drifts are blocking roads in and out of villages in the Great Yarmouth area.

With The Beast from the East hitting the region, it’s important to be careful when out and about on the paths.

Hundreds of schools in Norfolk and Suffolk remain closed today (Thursday) following fresh weather warnings across the country.

Snow drifts overnight and ice patches are causing treacherous driving conditions again today across Breckland and west Suffolk.

Drivers are being advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary after roads where blocked overnight by snow drifts.

Easterly winds are set to cause temperatures to further plummet across the region today.

A family-of-four were left with no heating in their home after numerous delays with fuel delivery.

Vehicles have been rescued from impassable roads as drifting snow continues to cause problems for drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Greater Anglia has said that while it will try to run normal services on Thursday, March 1, disruptions were possible due to continued adverse weather conditions.

Police have again appealed to motorists to only drive if absolutely necessary.

Video Road closed after truck jackknifes

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The main road from Wrentham to Southwold in Suffolk is impassable due to a jackknifed lorry trailer at South Cove.

Extreme weather conditions often have a way of bringing out the very best in human kindness.

Commuters who braved driving to work on Wednesday morning faced treacherous conditions getting home in the evening.

St Peter Mancroft will be opening its doors to rough sleepers for three nights as the city suffers from widespread snow and ice.

With the majority of schools across Waveney being forced to close today (Wednesday) after a night of heavy snow showers, five schools in the district have already announced closures for tomorrow.

Tiny snowmen adorning the benches of a Norwich pub have been delighting passers by.

It is a case of the show will go on at Norwich Theatre Royal tonight but shows at other venues have been cancelled because of the snow.

It forced many to abandon their cars or stay tucked up at home, but the Beast from the East could not prevent the region’s dedicated public servants from getting to those who needed them.

It may make look beautiful lying on rooftops and dusted on trees, but heavy snow can have a big impact on businesses, even weeks and months after it has thawed.

The Beast from the East swept across the region overnight leaving a thick blanket of snow over everything in its path.

These pictures, taken from a drone, show Cromer and Southrepps in a blanket of snow after the Beast from the East hit.

A tractor driver is reportedly helping vehicles stuck in snow on a rural road between Martham and Clippesby.

An accident scene on the A146 near Poringland which caused earlier traffic delays has been cleared.

While the Beast from the East may have closed our region’s zoos and wildlife parks to the public, it was business as usual for their keepers and - of course - the animals.

In the freezing conditions, you might think ice cream would be the last thing on anyone’s mind.

Pupils at a Norwich junior school have landed another day on holiday after heavy snow saw coaches due to bring them home cancelled.

Further events have been cancelled as the Beast from the East continues to strike the region.

Video Police rescue woman from freezing sea

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Police went into the sea to rescue a woman from the water.

Video Heavy snowfall in West Norfolk

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

There was heavy snowfall in West Norfolk overnight, with more forecast for today.

A stuck lorry which was leaving one lane of a busy road to Norwich closed has been freed, meaning the carriageway is now fully open.

These stunning aerial shots of Norwich landmarks were taken by photographer John Fielding as a canopy of snow settled across the city.

The Beast from the East is still affect much of Breckland and west Suffolk.

Construction sites across the UK have ground to a halt due to heavy snow fall, according to a national trade body.

Stranded vehicles including a lorry have caused heavy traffic and long delays on the A11.

Power cuts have hit parts of Lowestoft – with homes in the Carlton Colville and Gisleham areas among those affected.

Part of the A47 has reopened after an earlier crash involving several vehicles - but severe delays remain.

While some shoppers did venture into Norwich city centre, it was not a normal Wednesday for traders.

The weather front dubbed ‘the Beast from the East’ has put paid to a week of scheduled surfacing work on the still-to-be-completed Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

As far as snow day activities go, it was certainly inventive.

Appointments for some patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have been cancelled after staff struggled to get to work in heavy snow.

Two of the main taxi firms in Great Yarmouth are still operating but warning of waits of up to two hours.

Delayed deliveries and a fall in passing trade haven’t stopped Norwich’s independent business from seeing the lighter side of the Beast from the East.

It’s one way to beat the traffic on the morning commute.

If ever there was a bird that makes you think of snow, chances are that bird is a penguin.

More snow has fallen across Waveney overnight, causing the majority of schools to close and early morning disruption for drivers.

Suffolk police has issued a warning to motorists to only drive if “completely necessary” as the snow continues to make travel very difficult.

Roads are blocked and bus services scrapped as the region wakes up to another day of heavy snow.

Plans to reveal the next GoGoHare tomorrow have been postponed due to the heavy snow.

The man responsible for keeping Norfolk’s roads clear has said, gritters have been working through the night to treat the roads, but admitted, with the benefit of hindsight, he would have attached snowploughs to them sooner.

Staff working in Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS battled to get to work this morning despite traffic coming to a standstill and public transport being scrapped in treacherous conditions.

A packed suitcase, dedicated staff and a huge community effort has seen a primary school keep its doors open despite heavy snowfall.

Council bosses have warned of “severe disruption” to services today as snow brought by the Beast from the East weather front continues to cause problems across Norfolk.

A lane has been closed on a Norwich-bound stretch of one of Norfolk’s main roads, as lorries are unable to get up a hill due to the slippery conditions.

Waveney District Council’s bin collection teams are not operating today (Wednesday) due to the “treacherous conditions.”

A key road between two South Norfolk towns is blocked due to lorries stuck in the snow.

Great Yarmouth’s two day outdoor market is not running today due to the snowy weather conditions.

Police have urged people not to drive unless it “is completely necessary” as the ‘Beast from the East’ brings treacherous conditions to roads around Norfolk.

Police get asked the odd bizarre thing when thy’re out on patrol.

The so-called Beast from the East has left many businesses on a skeleton crew due to travel disruption across the county.

A litter pick event due to take place in Thetford has been cancelled due to the weather.

The fine city was swept by snow on Wednesday, with roads ground to a halt and businesses forced to close.

An information event about being foster carers has been cancelled in Great Yarmouth today due to the weather conditions.

Heavy snowfall may make you feel like slumping on the sofa with the central heating on, but if you head outdoors there’s plenty to do in Norfolk’s winter wonderland. Simon Parkin offers 10 ways to enjoy this snowy week and beyond.

People in Norfolk and Suffolk have been urged to think about their feathered friends during the cold snap and help birds survive the freezing conditions.

People have been urged to think about vulnerable neighbours as the cold snap continues in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Follow along with our live snow day blog - we’ll be sharing all the updates as we get them.

An 85-year-old Army veteran who was too concerned to turn on his heating for more than 24 hours used pillows to keep himself warm.

More than 20cm of snow has fallen in Norfolk causing traffic chaos and schools closures.

As Norfolk and Waveney wake up to a white out this morning there was no indications freezing temperatures and snowfall were due to let up in the next 24 hours.

The organiser of the biggest event in the region’s energy industry calendar has said it will come back “harder and stronger” after being cancelled due to the heavy snow hitting Norfolk.

The borough of Great Yarmouth has felt the full force of the Beast from the East this morning with inches of snowfall causing traffic chaos and school closures.

North Norfolk residents are in for another day of frosty temperature and disruption as the Beast from the East leaves a think blanket of snow across the region.

Snow. In most of us it either brings out childish glee or grumpiness.

For children, a snow day is still the winter dream – but when snow or bad weather disrupts your work, what are your rights?

A gritter trying to prepare a busy road for traffic in the icy weather crashed into the central reservation of the A11 during the early hours of the morning.

chools in Norfolk and Waveney have decided to keep their doors shut as the region enters another snowy day.

Schools and nurseries are assessing the weather conditions as the county remains in the grip of sub-zero temperatures.

An amber warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for the Norfolk and Waveney coast, with heavy snowfall expected until at least 10am.

With bad weather forecast for the rest of the week, many flights have been cancelled.

Some parts of the county are set to see a lot more snow than others as the Beast from the East rages on.

It was a day many of us were tempted to stay at home in the warm rather than venture out in the freezing temperatures.

Video Snow brings out the best of Norfolk

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This morning Norfolk and Waveney woke up to biting temperatures and a blanketing of snow as the Beast from the East staked its claim.

Train services are expected to run as normal tomorrow after a day of snow disruption.

Weather forecasters are predicting poor weather conditions brought on by the Beast from the East will continue into the weekend.

West Norfolk awoke to around an inch of snow and icy roads.

As the Beast from the East swept a blanket of snow over the Great Yarmouth borough, we asked you for your pictures of the winter wonderland.

A procedure to help rough sleepers in to the city during freezing temperatures has been activated.

When Daniel Western saw an elderly gentleman struggling and alone in the snow this morning he leapt into action.

More snow is expected to fall today and tonight across Norfolk and Suffolk after the region woke up to freezing temperatures this morning.

Pressure on the region’s health service is expected to spike today as snow and cold weather grips the region.

Bin collections have been halted across the borough of Great Yarmouth today following the arrival of the Beast from the East snowfall.

It may be named ‘The Beast from the East’ but our region’s pets are certainly loving the white stuff. Take a look at these fantastic pictures our readers have shared.

Many parts of Breckland and west Suffolk have been affected by snow as the so called Beast from the East hit the region.

The Beast from the East has blown into Great Yarmouth - much to the delight of hundreds of school children.

Schools across Norfolk and Suffolk have been forced to shut this morning after the region has woken up to heavy snowfall.

Trains have been cancelled, flights delayed and roads blocked as snow sweeps the region.

“Look after each other” – that is the message today as the ‘Beast from the East’ tightens its icy 
grip on the region, with forecasters predicting further snow and plummeting temperatures.

Widespread snow has fallen across Norfolk and Waveney overnight. Here’s where you can find out here if your local school has been forced to close fully or partially.

Drivers in Norfolk are being urged to take care as road conditions they have not encountered for several years are set to sweep the county.

While many parts of Norfolk and Suffolk saw snow showers as the Beast from the East weather front blasted in last night, people in Lowestoft experienced a particularly unusual phenomenon.

Forecasters say parts of Norfolk will see more snow overnight - and showers are likely to be heavier tomorrow.

Rail bosses say they are using NASA-grade insulation to try to stop points from freezing during the cold snap.

The wintry weather gripping East Anglia has caused the cancellation of an event on Industry 4.0 for the region’s business community.

Hundreds of trains have been cancelled on the region’s network as snow and sub-zero temperatures are forecast. But why do trains stop running in cold weather? Here is everything you need to know.

The first flakes of snow have started falling in Norfolk amid forecasts of sub-zero temperatures across the region this week.

Snow is expected to fall across Norfolk this week as the region braces itself for freezing temperatures.

People are being warned of delays to travel on Monday morning due to overnight snow.

A 57-hour weather warning for snow in Norfolk and Suffolk has said that some rural communities could be cut off.

The region is braced for temperatures to continue to plummet as the so-called Beast from the East cold snap arrives in the country.

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