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Snow and wintry showers hit Kent today

Kent's still seeing scattered snow showers today - with the weather warning not due to lift until later this morning.

Parts of Canterbury, Whitstable and Maidstone have seen a light flurry of snow, with a yellow warning for snow and ice issued for the county until 11am today.

The county showground in Detling was today under a thin covering of snow.

Snow settles at the county showground at Detling. Picture: Kent County Showground
Snow settles at the county showground at Detling. Picture: Kent County Showground
Snow in Whitstable. Picture: Dena Outram
Snow in Whitstable. Picture: Dena Outram
More Whitstable snow today. Picture: Ajournaler
More Whitstable snow today. Picture: Ajournaler
Blue Bell Hill had a slight covering of snow last night. Picture: Gary Wills
Blue Bell Hill had a slight covering of snow last night. Picture: Gary Wills
Longfield saw some wintry showers. Picture: Kingfisher
Longfield saw some wintry showers. Picture: Kingfisher
This dramatic picture shows the scene in Dover this afternoon before the storms. Picture: Kent Police Roads
This dramatic picture shows the scene in Dover this afternoon before the storms. Picture: Kent Police Roads

Gritters were out last night, with more lorries out today from 4am.

Yesterday, snow was reported in Charing, between Ashford and Maidstone, as well as Detling and Medway. 

The snow fell for a while yesterday evening, before easing off, but most of the snow had cleared by this morning.

Meanwhile, P&O Ferries passengers were suffering delays of up to an hour due to the poor weather conditions.

Sleet in Mill Street, Maidstone. Library image.
Sleet in Mill Street, Maidstone. Library image.
Folkestone also got a dusting yesterday
Folkestone also got a dusting yesterday

A Met Office spokesman said: "One to two centimetres of snow is possible at low levels whilst locally up to 5cm could settle on high ground above 150m.

 "However, this is rather uncertain and many places will see little, if any, lying snow, and ice is more likely to be a hazard."

Is the snow falling where you are? Send pictures to news@thekmgroup.co.uk

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