Threat of snow diminishes

THE threat of snow appears to be easing across East Anglia today but frost and ice could remain into the weekend.

Tom Potter

THE threat of snow appears to be easing across East Anglia today but frost and ice could remain into the weekend.

The region is forecast to escape the kind of heavy snowfall seen in recent days, but with temperatures remaining chilly, drivers could still face frosty journeys.

Isolated patches of sleet and snow continue to loom over Suffolk and could be on the way again after what experts predict will be a mainly dry day.

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Some coastal areas have seen light showers, while more sleet or snow is likely to fall elsewhere today.

Temperatures are set to rise slightly to a nonetheless chilly two degrees but increasing wind should make it feel colder.

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Few traffic collisions were reported on the roads in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire yesterday despite driving conditions still being dicey.

A woman suffered slight injuries as a result of a collision in Stowmarket at around 7.30am. The crash in Station Road East left the driver with minor injuries but she did not require hospital treatment.

Rain and sleet fell in many parts of the county during the morning to add to the problems on the roads but the A12 and A14 were well gritted with both lanes open. Forecasters say the much-needed thaw will be slow.

Just four schools closed their doors in Suffolk meanwhile, as roads began to clear but isolated patches of sleet and snow could be on the way again before the week is out.

Wednesday's outlook is for continued cold temperatures with mostly sleet and snow spells and a fresh threat of overnight freezing fog. That threat will increase toward the weekend when wintry showers are expected to hit the coast.

The biting wind could move north at the start of next week but the threat of unsettled conditions and showers will stay with us.

The advice once again is to wrap up warm and drive carefully - and police have urged drivers to exercise patience and be extra cautious on deceptively slippery roads.

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