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Gritters deployed across Norfolk ahead of snow and ice weather warning

Gritters have been deployed across Norfolk <i>(Image: Ian Burt)</i>
Gritters have been deployed across Norfolk (Image: Ian Burt)

Norfolk County Council has deployed its gritters today ahead of a cold front hitting East Anglia.

The first fleet of gritters hit the roads at 2pm after Norfolk saw snow in the early hours of this morning.

The trucks will also be deployed at 3.15am tomorrow as temperatures hit freezing tonight.

READ MORE: Norfolk weather forecast: Snow to hit county this week

It comes after Norfolk was issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice which is in place from 5pm tomorrow until 11am on Friday.

The council is urging people to be careful in the icy conditions and asking drivers to avoid travelling in heavy snow where possible.

fleet of 58 gritters treat 2,200 miles of road including all A and B-class roads in the county and some C-class roads.

£1.3m was spent on 14 new gritting vehicles which were used for the first time last winter and 27 new gritters are joining the fleet this winter at a cost of £3.2m.