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PUBLISHED: 10:17 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:45 28 February 2018

Christchurch Park in Ipswich was awash with families enjoying the snow with their sledges. SARAH LUCY BROWN

Christchurch Park in Ipswich was awash with families enjoying the snow with their sledges. SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Heavy snow is causing misery for travellers but allowing others to take “beautiful” photos across the region this morning. Email your photos here or tag us on social media.

Hundreds of schools in Suffolk have closed and there is severe travel disruption after several inches of snow fell overnight.

Staff at Go Manila Coffee shop. Picture: KEITH HANDSCOMBEStaff at Go Manila Coffee shop. Picture: KEITH HANDSCOMBE

There are treacherous driving conditions reported across the whole region, from the A14 and A12 to rural and urban roads.

A yellow Met Office warning for snow was originally in place until 11am in the region, but has now stretched until 11.55pm tonight.

East Anglia-based forecasters Weatherquest tweeted: “Further snow moving in from the east and northeast through the morning, becoming more infrequent and lighter in the afternoon. Increasing easterly winds with gusts near 45mph on the coast later. Max -1C.”

Snow cats created by Nancy and Lindsey Howlett. Picture: NANCY HOWLETTSnow cats created by Nancy and Lindsey Howlett. Picture: NANCY HOWLETT

My cat is totally fascinated watching the snow falling, Woodbridge. Picture: DAWN FORSDIKE  
My cat is totally fascinated watching the snow falling, Woodbridge. Picture: DAWN FORSDIKE

Recent snow scene in our back garden, Ipswich. Picture: RUSSELL LEEBURN

Recent snow scene in our back garden, Ipswich. Picture: RUSSELL LEEBURN

Lola having fun in the fresh snow.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNLola having fun in the fresh snow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A man has been fined almost £300 for taking his hands off the wheel to make a two fingered gesture at a speed camera in Suffolk.

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A prisoner from Hollesley Bay has been found after an appeal was launched to locate him.

A fire alarm temporarily stopped the show going on at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis tries out tapas sized dishes at the new Arlingtons in Ipswich.

A white van registered as having “no current keeper” was stopped by police - and then seized as the driver had no insurance or licence.

Half of Ipswich’s late night eateries have received full marks following their most recent visit from the council’s food hygiene inspectors and have been awarded a five-star award - while one received zero stars

A garden centre that runs a popular Christmas Wonderland attraction has been criticised for making life a ‘nightmare’ for its neighbours in the run-up to Christmas.

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