Wintry weather hits region

Wintry weather is hitting the Anglia region with sub-zero temperatures and snow at times.

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The return of the snow

Snow is due to return to our region
Snow is due to return to our region Credit: Frank Rumpenhorst/DPA/Press Association Images

The snow is due to make a return tonight. The Met office has issued an amber weather warning for the whole region for tonight and tomorrow with between 4 and 8 centimetres expected.

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Met Office issues fresh amber snow warning for East

The cold snap is expected to "go out with a bang" on Friday, with the Met Office issuing amber warnings for the East of England.

Up to six inches could fall in northern England, four inches in the Midlands and up to two inches in the South.

The Met Office said it has amber warnings in place for much of Scotland, the north of England, east of England and East and West Midlands, with yellow warnings in Wales, south west England and London and the South East.

Police warning to snowball pranksters

Hertfordshire Police are concerned for the safety of drivers after two incidents when it's believed snow or ice were thrown off the Norton Road bridge onto the A1M near Baldock.

The first incident happened at around 9pm on Sunday. A driver travelling northbound in a white Mercedes van, reported that snow or ice hit his windscreen, causing it to crack.

The second incident happened 40 minutes later. This time the driver, who was travelling in a in a blue Isuzu car, reported seeing three or four people drop a large snowball, causing three cracks on the passenger side of his windscreen.

North Herts Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector Danny Lawrence said:

“The danger of targeting vehicles in this manner is totally obvious. The offenders put these drivers at serious risk and could have caused someone to lose their life or even caused multiple fatalities."

“We will be stepping up patrols in the area and will be working hard to trace the suspects whose behaviour could be described at best as utterly reckless and without any regard for the safety of innocent members of the public.”

– Danny Lawrence, Hertfordshire Police

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Anglia feels the chill overnight

It was -10 at Stansted airport overnight
It was -10 at Stansted airport overnight Credit: ITV Anglia

It was a cold night for many in the Anglia region. It was -10 at Stansted Airport and -9 at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. A further 2 centimetres of snow is due in our region today, and the AA is expecting one of its busiest days for call outs.

Click here for more of the region's low temperatures.

Wintry weather blow for region's businesses

We've seen the immediate fallout of the icy weather, but there could also be long-term implications for the economy.

Here in the East, the snow's come on top of a disappointing December for our shops - they had a 7 percent drop in footfall, compared to last year.

And in the midst of recession, the cold snap's delivered another blow for many businesses in the region.

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