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South Norfolk wakes up to heavy snow

PUBLISHED: 10:32 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 27 February 2018

Diss Park in the snow. Picture Sabrina Johnson

Diss Park in the snow. Picture Sabrina Johnson

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Wintery scenes greeted many this morning as South Norfolk woke up to heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

Diss in the Snow. Picture Sabrina JohnsonDiss in the Snow. Picture Sabrina Johnson

Overnight snow has caused more than 45 schools in Norfolk to close, including schools in Diss, Long Stratton, Harleston and Wymondham.

Schools have also closed in Suffolk.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow for East Anglia until midnight tonight.

Richard Jones, forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said temperatures are expected to reach freezing point today but that it would feel more like -5C because of north-easterly winds.

He said Norfolk and Suffolk should expect more snow showers, up to 4cms in places, throughout the rest of today and tonight. and temperatures would again dip to -5C overnight.

Police are warning drivers to be safe on the roads.

The advice they give is to keep a safe distance from the car in front, be aware of how icy the roads are and make sure you are prepared for the drive.

Keep up to date with what is happening on the regions roads by following our live traffic map.

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