The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of snow in parts of the Anglia region from Monday afternoon until Wednesday.Read the full story ›
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 ›
Winds topping 80mph in the Anglia region have brought damage and disruption with dozens of trees brought down.Read the full story ›
Heavy rain overnight. Winds becoming very strong after midnight with gales, perhaps severe gales near coasts for a time around dawn.Read the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds across the region, with gusts of 50-60 mphRead the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the Anglia region as Storm Eleanor crosses the north of the UK.Read the full story ›
Flood warnings and flood alerts have been issued in the Anglia region along with a weather warning for heavy rain mixed with snow in places.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.
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.