Second snowfall of winter across Uttlesford
PUBLISHED: 15:12 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:12 27 December 2017
(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.
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
The roads between Thaxted and Saffron Walden and Thaxted and Dunmow were treacherous being slippery and slushy and traffic sensibly slowed down.
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.”
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.
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.