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Region battles big freeze but more snow on the way

Sitting comfortably while enjoying the winter weather Photo: ITV News

Most of the Anglia region is still covered in a blanket of snow and there could be more on the way this weekend.

The majority of us have already seen some of the white stuff. Wittering in Cambridgeshire has had the most with 8cm; there was 6cm in Marham in Norfolk; 4cm in Wattisham in Suffolk; and 3cm in Bedford.

There hasn't been any major travel disruption so far this weekend. Stansted and Luton Airport are both operating as normal. Luton Airport has warned there may be some waiting around due to the wintry weather. A spokesperson told us: "We anticipate possible minor delays throughout to allow for snow clearing and de-icing."

Trains and bus services are also running and major roads have fared well in the wintry weather. The emergency services are warning drivers to take care on untreated roads, such as country lanes and residential streets. Paul Wheatley from Norfolk Police said: "Although the road might seem clear, there is black ice and that is very dangerous."

Ice can also be a problem on paths and walkways. This morning, voluntary groups were clearing pavements in parts of Bedfordshire. The local fire crew even helped clear some areas in Sandy town centre.

Paul Barrows, the Watch Commander at Sandy Fire Station told us: "Anything we can do to prevent somebody getting hurt within the community is positive for us, so if it means that we're clearing the snow and clearing the ice, that suits us as well."

It's also been a busy time for our region's farmers. Robert Law, a farmer in Royston in Hertfordshire, is looking after more than 1,000 lambs. They're currently being kept in the barn to protect them from the cold weather. He told us: "I've been here for 30 years. I've seen all sorts of weather come and go. I remember one winter when we literally had nearly two foot of snow."

Further snow could be on the way tomorrow, with snow showers covering most parts of the region. There is also the risk of one or two occasional flurries and wintry showers on Monday and Tuesday.

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