Update: Snow for Boxing Day - but gritting lorries won’t be sent out tonight
13:10 26 December 2014
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Snow, sleet and rain is expected to hit the East today, according to the Met Office.
The forecaster has issued a Yellow Warning of snow - its third highest severity rating - with the possibility of in excess of 10 centimetres falling.
The snow is expected to spread eastwards from Northern Ireland from around 11am today and could persist into tomorrow morning. However, it is expected to clear overnight.
The Met Office said: “Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands.”
Roads are expected to turn “very icy” following the snowfall and the forecaster has warned the public to be aware of potential disruption.
Heavy rain is also expected to fall at times.
Drivers heading into work or to the Boxing Day sales this morning found themselves having to scrape their windscreens, with temperatures below zero overnight.
But police said there were no reports of any accidents on Norfolk’s roads.
Norfolk County Council said the gritting lorries would not be sent out tonight.
The authority said on Twitter: “Wet & windy but not frosty tonight so gritters are not being deployed. “Please still take care on the roads. #norfolkwinter.”
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