The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in parts of the Anglia region on Sunday.Read the full story ›
Heavy rain and snow are causing travel problems across the Anglia region on the first working day after the Christmas holidays.Read the full story ›
Rain and snow clearing east through today. Cold and windy.Read the full story ›
Firefighters were called to help a driver who was trapped in his car in Chelmsford.
Crews from Essex Fire and Rescue arrived at Buttsbury Wash to find his car trapped in 3ft of freezing cold water.
The man was freezing cold and was suffering from shock and possibly hypothermia.
Firefighters waded into the flood waters and rescued the man using an inflatable sledge.
Station Manager Martyn Hare said: "When we arrived, the motorist was still in his car and water had started to fill the footwells."
"It is extremely dangerous for anyone to attempt to drive into flood water without knowing how deep the water is, especially on a morning where temperatures had plummeted to -4."
Every year the fire service rescues dozens of motorists who find themselves trapped after driving into flood water.
The fire service is warning motorists not to drive through flood waters which will reach more than half of their car wheels.
The Anglia region has experienced the relatively unusual phenomenon of snow during a thunderstorm as temperatures dipped below -4°CRead the full story ›
Staff received almost 4,400 calls - an increase of more than 20% from the same time last year.Read the full story ›
Police in Essex say some motorists are driving carelessly in the snow.
One Inspector in Harlow tweeted a picture of a car officers had stopped with only a small amount of windscreen visible.
My officers just came across this while on patrol in Harlow, driver reported for Careless driving! https://t.co/AhC6sVu5JT
The Highway Code states it's a legal requirement to have a clear view of the road ahead before you set off.
Rule 229 of the Highway Code states:
You MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows
You MUST ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible
Make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly
Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users
Check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.
Heavy snow may have been the main topic of conversation in some parts of Essex yesterday, but people living in Tollesbury had something a little more exotic to talk about.
Residents were rather bemused to see an emu running along the snowy streets.
Some posted pictures on social media of the bird named 'Farage', which had escaped from its owner on the other side of Tollesbury Church.
After a chase through the churchyard, the emu was safely captured and returned home.
Hundreds of schools across the Anglia region have been affected by heavy snowfall at the weekend, forcing some continued closures.Read the full story ›
Snow has brought major problems to roads, rail and airports across the East.Read the full story ›