This was the scene just before 6pm on Market Avenue, where vehicles have been struggling to get up the incline all afternoon. Still a few slips, but an improving picture.
The RSPB is urging people to help birds this winter by putting out food and fresh water.
Feeding wild birds throughout winter is vital, but one Norfolk wildlife reserve owner has gone further by hand-feeding a tiny robin.
The MP for Colchester Sir Bob Russell has questioned widespread school closures because of the snow.