Drivers urged to take caution in frost

MOTORISTS were advised to take care today as Suffolk woke to a thick frost.

MOTORISTS were advised to take care today as Suffolk woke to a thick frost.

The worst of the weather seems to have abated for now, but icy areas remain across the county.

Temperatures were recorded as low as -6C in the early hours of this morning.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said they had not received any reports of weather-related accidents overnight, but she urged road users to exercise caution and drive to the conditions.

She said drivers should be particularly vigilant on roads where there were overhanging trees as the ice could remain in the shade for some time.

Ambulance crews also reported few problems overnight, although they were being slowed down slightly by the icy conditions on rural roads.

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The county began to thaw out under blue skies yesterday although temperatures remained a chilly 4C.

But the region looks set to be battered by further snow storms later this week.

Forecasters have predicted that snow will fall in Suffolk and north Essex on Friday.

Weatherquest forecaster Steve Western said: “Thursday will be cloudy with some spots of rain but we are expecting there to be a problem with some snow on Friday afternoon, probably any time from late morning onwards.

“There could be a reasonable amount of snow, about the same as Monday.”

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