March 2014 may have been mild and sunny so far in sharp contrast to the weather we were enduing in the Anglia region at this time in 2013.
March 2013 was the third coldest on record in East Anglia after 1962 and 1917.
In contrast, March 2014 has so far been one of the mildest on record with temperatures running 2-3°C above normal.
Flashback to the snow and the freezing conditions of March 2013 by clicking on the video below and watch a report from Malcolm Robertson on 23 March 2013
As millions of holidaymakers prepare for the long weekend, motorists are being urged by the Local Government Association to check on the latest weather and roads information before they set off.
Councils are receiving up-to-the-minute weather updates and will be treating up to 80,000 miles of main roads where ice and snow is forecast.
Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the LGA’s Economy and Transport Board, said:
“Our gritting and ploughing teams have been working flat out over the past week and will continue to do so in areas where snow and ice is forecast. The worst of the snow seems to be over for the moment but driving conditions can still be treacherous."
Around 2,500 people lost power yesterday and early this morning after a section of overhead power cables came down in the Wymondham and Long Stratton area.
UK Power Networks are still working to repair power supplies to 511 customers in the Silfield area.
The cables came down around 4.20am today but yesterday in Long Stratton another cable fault caused more problems including cuts and flickering lights.
UK Power Networks say this damaged another cable on the network supplying villages in the Wymondham area. Engineers are currently out in Norfolk trying to fix the problems.
As the snow keeps falling the Anglia region is braced for the coldest March ever recorded.Read the full story ›
The region has been shivering in what is expected to be the coldest weekend in March for 50 years.
Snow has fallen in many areas. Football matches have been postponed and the police are warning drivers to take care as the freezing weather continues.
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Stansted and Luton airports are advising passengers to check before they travel due to possible delays caused by the snow.