Second snowfall of winter across Uttlesford

PUBLISHED: 15:12 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:12 27 December 2017

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

(Archant commissioned) Saffron Photo 2017

With a weather warning that tomorrow (Thursday, December 27) will be more treacherous than today (Wednesday, December 27) a blanket of snow turned Thaxted into a Christmas card scene on the first working day after Christmas.

Spike Walker with a snowball in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Spike Walker with a snowball in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The snow was so heavy that families were even deterred from staying out in the snow and enjoying it. Some turned up with sledges but risked getting wet through as the downfall persisted and went back home into the warm and dry. By noon, the town centre was pretty much deserted

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The roads between Thaxted and Saffron Walden and Thaxted and Dunmow were treacherous being slippery and slushy and traffic sensibly slowed down.

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Our photographer Roger King who took these pictures in Thaxted said: “No-one was driving at more than 30 miles an hour and everyone was being cautious.”

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

According to the weather forecast, there is a risk of ice overnight, so that tomorrow will have an icy start to the day with more potential to cause disruption than today.

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Snow also affected the north of the district, with heavy rain and melting snow causing localised flooding, including on the road between Radwinter and Saffron Walden.

Robinson family coming back from sledging in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Robinson family coming back from sledging in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO Snowy scenes in Thaxted on December 27, 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Brother and sister Millie and Elliot Olds put the finishing touches to the snow-lady their family started earlier in the morning on Saffron Walden Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY Brother and sister Millie and Elliot Olds put the finishing touches to the snow-lady their family started earlier in the morning on Saffron Walden Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Taranets family of Dmytro, Eva, seven, Natalia and Victor, two, admire a snowman that had taken up residence on Saffron Walden Common this morning. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY The Taranets family of Dmytro, Eva, seven, Natalia and Victor, two, admire a snowman that had taken up residence on Saffron Walden Common this morning. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Snowing over Saffron Walden Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY Snowing over Saffron Walden Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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