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Weather update: Heavy snow causes misery on the rail network

13:12 21 January 2013

Fresh snowfall descends covering Suffolk in a blanket of white.

Fresh snowfall descends covering Suffolk in a blanket of white.

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RAIL passengers are enduring a day of misery due to the wintry weather.

Commuters are facing heavy disruption due to snow and ice on the rails meaning that trains are running at reduced speeds on all lines and may be cancelled, delayed by up to 25 minutes or revised at short notice. Delays are expected to run until at least 2pm.

Delays are also running on the Ipswich to Peterborough line via Ely due to a problem at a level crossing between Kennett and Ely.

Services will be disrupted until 11.30pm tonight.

Motorists are being advised to take care on the roads this morning after the county awoke to a deep blanket of snow.

Up to 4in of snow fell across the county overnight creating picturesque scenes for the morning rush hour.

There are delays on the A12 at Martlesham after an accident involving a car and a van just after 7am.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway between Main Road and Ipswich Road and left lane two blocked.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the crash was non-injury and recovery was ongoing.

Officers were called to the B1112 at Eriswell shortly after to reports of a car leaving the road and ending up on its roof.

The male driver was pulled out and an ambulance was called to attend to his minor injuries.

Motorists are being urged to drive sensibly in the weather conditions.

The spokeswoman added: “We are advising people to give themselves plenty of time for their journey and only travel if it is essential.

“Ensure windows and headlights are cleared of snow, wear suitable clothing in case of their car breaking down, have a hot drink with you and a spade in case of getting stuck.”

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