Ice warning as snow falls across Uttlesford – send us your pictures

PUBLISHED: 12:10 10 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:10 10 December 2017

Julia Casamian, five, has not seen snow before - her parents, Elena and Domingo, come from Spain. Here she is building a snowman on The Common in Saffron Walden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Julia Casamian, five, has not seen snow before - her parents, Elena and Domingo, come from Spain. Here she is building a snowman on The Common in Saffron Walden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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As the first true snow of winter falls across Saffron Walden, Dunmow and the rest of Uttlesford, we want to share your pictures of fun in the cold stuff.

Although fun for youngsters, the snow is also having an impact on roads right across the county.

Essex Highways and Essex Police are advising people not to drive unless it is really necessary.

St Mary's Church in Great Dunmow with a layer of snow. Picture: MARCUS FROSTSt Mary's Church in Great Dunmow with a layer of snow. Picture: MARCUS FROST

If you must travel then do so with extreme caution and allow plenty of extra time for your journey.

Essex Police posted on its Facebook page: “We are experiencing a high number of calls relating to the roads and the poor conditions.

“Remember, only call 999 in an emergency and 101 for a non-emergency.

“We are experiencing traffic disruption on a number of roads in Essex and this is causing tailbacks.

“Our advice is that you should only travel if necessary.”

For advice on driving in winter visit the force’s page here.

A snowman in Saffron Walden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYA snowman in Saffron Walden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Information on school closures will be shared here by Essex County Council – if there are any – though parents are also advised to monitor individual school websites too.

The Met Office has an amber warning for snow in place lasting until 6pm on Sunday, December 10.

Snow in Colyn Place, Saffron Walden. Picture: SIMON TRIMNELLSnow in Colyn Place, Saffron Walden. Picture: SIMON TRIMNELL

Forecasters have also issued a yellow warning for ice, from 4-11am on Monday, December 11.

We would love to see your snow pictures – please email them into editor@saffronwalden-reporter.co.uk or to editor@dunmow-broadcast.co.uk including your name and where the picture was taken. But please stay safe and warm.

Snow in Thunderley, Wimbish. Picture: SARAH HORNBYSnow in Thunderley, Wimbish. Picture: SARAH HORNBY

Snow in Ashdon: Picture: @MRAUTOGRAPHS/TWITTERSnow in Ashdon: Picture: @MRAUTOGRAPHS/TWITTER

An Aussie snowman in Great Easton. Picture: GEORGE MANAn Aussie snowman in Great Easton. Picture: GEORGE MAN

Snow in Great Dunmow town centre. Picture: JODY REYNOLDSSnow in Great Dunmow town centre. Picture: JODY REYNOLDS

Snow in Dunmow. Picture: CLLR DANIELLE FROSTSnow in Dunmow. Picture: CLLR DANIELLE FROST

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