Heavy snow forecast for Friday

A weather front moving across the UK from Thursday night is set to bring the biggest snowfall of the winter so far. The heaviest snowfall is expected on Friday.

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Snowfall could hit most of UK by the weekend

Weather forecasters say that snow could fall across most of the UK by the weekend as the cold snap continues to bring freezing temperatures to many areas.

The Met Office recorded snow depth of 8cm in Norfolk and Norwich was brought to a standstill.
The Met Office recorded snow depth of 8cm in Norfolk and Norwich was brought to a standstill. Credit: ITV Anglia

Eastern areas bore the brunt of the snowfall today with 42 schools closing in Norfolk, the closure of Norwich International Airport and a six-vehicle pile-up on the A11 leaving three people injured.

The Met Office recorded snow depth of 8cm in Norfolk and Suffolk this morning, while the lowest temperature recorded overnight was -5.7C at Altnaharra, located in the Scottish Highlands.

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Police warn throwing snowballs could lead to arrests

Police in County Durham have been accused of "sucking the fun from everything" after warning people they could be arrested for throwing snowballs.

File photo of children having a snowball fight.
Police have warned people could be arrested for anti-social behaviour if they throw snowballs. Credit: David Cheskin/PA wire

The Crook Neighbourhood Police Team wrote on its Facebook page, "If anyone is caught throwing snowballs at vehicles or onto the road ... or at any people who do not want to be involved in the snow games they could be arrested".

They went on to say it would be classed as anti-social behaviour.

RAC: 16% more breakdowns expected today

The RAC said they are expecting 16 percent more breakdowns today than the 7,500 they would normally expect on a Tuesday in winter.

Traffic makes its way slowly along the road at Hole of Horcum on the North Yorkshire Moors.
Traffic makes its way slowly along the road at Hole of Horcum on the North Yorkshire Moors. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

If they are correct, the number of breakdowns could reach 9,000 by the end of the day.

An RAF spokesman said the busiest area was East Anglia.

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