More than 20cm of snow recorded in Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 08:50 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:17 28 February 2018
Archant Norfolk 2018
More than 20cm of snow has fallen in Norfolk causing traffic chaos and schools closures.
In Cringleford, one measurements topped 25cm.
In the west of Norwich some 22cm was recorded, while people in Hethersett and Tasburgh woke up to 21cm of the white stuff.
In Caister, near Great Yarmouth, 20cm was recorded, and in central Norwich, Thorpe Hamlet and Blundeston there were 18cm.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) had 17cm.
Meteorologist Dan Holley said temperatures plummeted to -9C overnight in Martham, but snow showers were expected to move off during the afternoon.
In other areas there were:
• 16cm in Costessey
• 15cm in Wymondham and Woodton
• 14cm in Beccles and Oulton Broad
• 13cm in Tacolneston, Reepham, and Aylsham
• 12cm in Horsford
• 11cm in Long Stratton and Dereham
• 10cm in Brundall
Mr Holley said although not official recordings, the depths - which were gave an indication.
He said: “It’s probably of a similar magnitude to January 2013. I think it was pretty much expected, a couple of days ago the models were suggesting it would be a lot worse today. I know a lot of people where thought the worst was over.”
He said the snow was expected to continue until lunchtime, but that freezing temperatures would continue, reaching -10C in some areas.