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Motorists urged to take extra care today in Norfolk’s heavy fog

PUBLISHED: 07:32 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:36 19 September 2014

Ghost of the track: Foggy morning in East Anglia as a Greater Anglia train emerges on first call of the day. Picture: SUBMITTED.

Ghost of the track: Foggy morning in East Anglia as a Greater Anglia train emerges on first call of the day. Picture: SUBMITTED.

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Norfolk Police are urging drivers to take care on Norfolk’s roads today following the appearance of thick fog.

Although the roads are clear at the moment a spokesman for Norfolk Police advised motorists to be alert.

He said: “It may be quiet at the moment but it could get busier in a little bit so do take caution.

“Put your lights on, slow down and drive to the conditions of the road.”

The fog is expected to linger early this morning and should clear out within a few hours. However it may remain along the north Norfolk coast for most of the day.

Meteorologist Jim Bacon, managing director of Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “It’s a feature of the weather in the autumn months and it happens when things cool down over night.

“We’ve got light winds and widespread fog across East Anglia, and it’s all the way up the east coast up to Scotland. It will gradually thin out and go away and we will see the sun coming through.”

• Do you have any early morning fog pictures? Email to reporter donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk.

4 comments

  • Weather doesn't register with so many drivers-they think if they can see then others can see them. They would think again if they realised that accident inquiries take into account lights being shown and visibility. Of course some people forget really bad weather very quickly-like those looking for the Montague harrier which disappeared on the day we had thunderstorms and some of heaviest rain we have seen in Norfolk for a long time

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    Daisy Roots

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Not much "extra care" being taken by anyone from what I witnessed this morning. Britain's roads are plagued by lunatics who have little regard for there own safety let alone that of others - just to get from A to B a few minutes quicker.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • "Norfolk Police are urging drivers to take care on Norfolk’s roads today following the appearance of thick fog" Fifty-odd years ago when I was a young lad I did a milk-round at the weekend (we all had to earn our pocket money then). I'm sure some of the older readers will remember how blue tits used to peck holes in the bottle tops left at doorsteps, particularly the gold tops on the Jersey Milk, and drink the cream. I read somewhere that this became instinctive knowledge - the parent's learned it and passed it on to their offspring who grew up knowing this was a source of food. This doesn't happen with some hoomans does it! I mean our grandparents and parents knew it was dangerous driving in fog or ice or snow, to the extent that we could kill ourselves or others and cause huge damage and inconvenience if we had an accident, and that we should proceed accordingly, but somehow in quite a few cases this knowledge just doesn't filter down. So every time we have inclement weather the police or other agencies have to or try to remind us to drive safely - even then we're still regularly faced with headlines like 'Acle Straight Closed'! Perhaps we are not as far up the evolution tree as we think we are - or perhaps a proportion of us have a dominant stoopid gene!

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    wallywalnut

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • perhaps the police could be on patrol to catch the idiots who still insist on driving in thick fog with no lights or just sidelights despite only be able to see no more than 100 yards ahead.

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    Daveyboy

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

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