Snow falling in Petersfield and East Hampshire

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Thursday 12th January 2017 5:37 pm
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Snow being blown around under a street light in Petersfield town centre

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Snow started falling late this afternoon in Petersfield and across East Hampshire.

Heavy rain had been falling across the district for most of the day but as the temperature started to drop after the sun went down and the wind picked up, blizzard like conditions started to develop.

Both Hampshire Police and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have been urging motorists to slow down in the wet conditions on the roads.

The Met Office have issued warnings of a period of snow across the south, mainly between 6pm and 8pm this evening, which could lead to transport disruption on the roads and railways.

Power supplies could also be effected and lights started to flicker on and off in Petersfield town centre late this afternoon.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings to expect 1-2cm of snow at lower levels this evening but if certain conditions come together 5-10cm is an outside possibility.

A second weather warning warns of ice forming later tonight and into tomorrow morning on untreated surfaces and motorists are being warned to be careful when venturing out.

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