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Weather warning for ice remains in place for Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 07:12 13 December 2017

Ipswich motorists tackle the winter weather. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich motorists tackle the winter weather. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A yellow weather warning for ice remains in place across parts of East Anglia this morning with some longer spells of rain forecast as the day progresses.

The Met Office’s ice warning remains in force until 11am this morning, and forecasters warn there will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Drivers were urged to take care yesterday after a flurry of accidents, including four on the A12 in just two hours.

It looks like a cloudy but largely dry start in the region today, although blustery showers are expected from mid morning, merging to give longer spells of rain at times.

There are currently no school closures reported across Suffolk and Essex after two days of disruption following Sunday’s snowfall.

A woman in her 40s died after a serious crash on the A12 near Copdock yesterday afternoon.

Green Light Trust Martlesham project helps people who have ‘stalled’ in life - and helps nature too.

Volunteer lifesavers rescued a stranded yacht off the Essex coast this afternoon.

Police investigating a series of power tool thefts from vans and properties in Suffolk have recovered more than 120 items.

The East of England Ambulance Service answered 3,200 calls per day over the winter period, new data shows.

The sunshine, blue skies and record breaking temperatures of recent days are set to come to a thundery end - with heavy rain and lightning expected across the region this weekend.

In this week’s iWitness challenge we asked our photographers to show us what ‘local’ meant to them by capturing the parts of Suffolk they see every day.

A broken down train has prevented the minister responsible for the country’s transport system from visiting the Great Yarmouth area today.

An Ipswich man who gives his time to widen opportunities for children from deprived backgrounds has been recognised by the Queen.

Commuters are facing a second day of disruption on the region’s main rail line after two separate faults were reported – with problems expected until the end of the day.

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