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Snow falls across Norfolk as weather warning for ice is issued

PUBLISHED: 12:17 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 27 December 2017

File photos of snow showers in the city centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

File photos of snow showers in the city centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Snow has fallen in some parts of Norfolk as weather warnings remain in place for the county.

Snow fall has been reported in Norwich, Diss and Swaffham but it is not as heavy as in other parts of the country.

A weather warning remains in place for heavy rain in the region with reports of flooded roads and power cuts.

The Met Office has also issued a weather warning for ice tonight. It is in place from 4pm and states: “Icy patches are expected to develop on untreated surfaces, pavements and cycle paths and where showers wash off treatment. Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces may occur.”

It comes as some parts of the country have come to a standstill due to bad weather.

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Motorists have been warned of dangerous conditions on the roads and air travellers of potential disruption as snow and ice hit large swathes of the UK.

Thousands were left without power as wintry weather swept in overnight, with Western Power Networks saying more than 14,000 properties had been cut off. Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “We have had some quickly changing weather overnight with a band of heavy rain and hill snow that started in the south west and is gradually moving north and eastwards.

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“That’s crossed Wales and is just lying over central southern England and it has brought some snow with it.”

Up to 7cm of snow was recorded to have fallen over Exmoor, South Wales and the Cotswolds overnight, while other areas also saw flurries.

“We have had a number of reports of areas affected; it shut part of the M5 just south of Bristol because lorries could not get uphill,” Mr Partridge said.

“There has also been come power cuts reported and road traffic accidents as well, although these have been more to do with surface water.”

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