More snow on the way for East Anglia

Could Bury look like this again tonight?
Could Bury look like this again tonight?

The Met Office has issued warnings of further snow for the East of England with the risk of drifting.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning issued at 11.45am today predicts more snow on the way during the rest of the day, overnight and into tomorrow morning.

It says: “Snow will be accompanied by a strong northeasterly wind which will accentuate the very cold feel and cause lying snow to drift. For the most part only small amounts of snow are likely to settle on roads during the daytime, but from around dusk accumulations of 2-5cm of snow could occur in places.”

The chief forecaster’s assessment is that the weather will remain cold and ‘unstable’. The assessment adds: “A depression across northern France brings potential for more prolonged spells of snow affecting southern counties. There remains uncertainty about how far north this more persistent snow will spread tonight.”

Warnings are already in force from 3am Wednesday to 2pm Thursday.

For up to date weather warnings visit the Met office website

Suffolk County Council’s gritting lorries were out again this afternoon and will return to the roads at 2am Tuesday morning, but the county asks drivers to take care, especially on minor roads.