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‘Don’t travel tomorrow’: Motorists warned to stay off the road as Britain faces six inches of snow
Graham Clark, 73, was found by a passer by in his narrow country lane with serious head injuriesThe pensioner was described as a ‘caring man’ by neighbours in his Suffolk villageImpatient motorists in Northamptonshire have been pelting gritting trucks with rocksHeaviest snowfall of the winter is expected tomorrow night and into FridayFamilies warned only to travel if absolutely essential and parents told to check schools are open
262 schools in Norfolk were closed today after snow and freezing fog covered the East overnightRAC expects 8,500 call outs by end of day 1,000 more than average in winterFour hour delays and cancellations at London City Airport because of poor visibility this morning
Norwich International Airport closed until 2pm today for de icing
Temperatures plunged to 13C overnight and sub zero conditions forecast to continue
Drivers were warned to stay off the roads when blizzards hit Britain tomorrow, following the death of a 73 year old who apparently slipped on ice.
Up to ten inches of snow are forecast to blanket the country overnight, with the North West, Wales and the West Midlands worst affected.
Snow will spread east as strong winds
tear across the country after morning rush hour tomorrow, while
Cornwall, far West Wales and Northern Ireland are likely to
face driving rain instead.
Graham Clark was found with serious head injuries in the narrow country lane beside his cottage in Buxhall near Stowmarket, Suffolk, on Tuesday.
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The pensioner, who lived alone with his dogs, was described as a ‘caring man’ by villagers.
Neighbour David Green said: ‘He had a heart of gold and was loved by his neighbours.
‘I heard sirens and blue flashing lights. We went out and heard them again and again. There was a huge number of police.’
Neighbour Sally Thomas described Mr Clark as a ‘dear chap’ and ‘a lovely bloke’.
A Suffolk Police spokesman said: ‘An
investigation is still being carried out. One possibility is that he was
clearing his driveway of snow and then hit his head, but allPolice are appealing for witnesses.
Died at the scene: Graham Clark, 73, was found with serious head injuries outside his cottage in his narrow country lane in Buxhall, pictured
Meanwhile, ice gritting trucks are being targeted by impatient motorists who have been pelting their vehicles with rocks.
Staff at Northamptonshire Council revealed they have come under a barrage of missiles while out on their rounds as they attempt to make the roads safe from icy conditions.
They said disgruntled drivers stuck behind their vehicles have been pulling over to throw stones and bricks at them because they are driving too slow.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Highways said there had been numerous incidents of drivers coming under attack while spreading grit across the county.