Drivers warned amid snow chaos

MOTORISTS were today warned to take care following a spate of accidents across Suffolk that occurred almost as soon as the snow started falling.A Met Office severe weather warning is in place across many areas of the UK today as snow and black ice begin to cause hazardous road conditions.

Simon Tomlinson

MOTORISTS were today warned to take care following a spate of accidents across Suffolk that occurred almost as soon as the snow started falling.

A Met Office severe weather warning is in place across many areas of the UK today as snow and black ice begin to cause hazardous road conditions.

The white stuff started to fall heavily in Ipswich and the surrounding area at around 9am, with even thicker levels of snow blanketing much of rural Suffolk overnight.


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One was person was injured in a three-vehicle collision on the A137 between Wherstead and Tattingstone at around 10am this morning.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the clear-up.

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At around the same time, police and ambulance were called to a prang between two vehicles on the B1115 at Bildeston.

Three people were hurt in the collision, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile, police were trying to clear debris from the A14 central interchange near Bury St Edmunds after a car spun in the road, causing delays.

A car also lost control on the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich, although this did not cause major disruption.

At around 1am this morning, fire crews were called to help release a man from the wreckage of a three-vehicle crash at Yoxford on the A12. Details of his condition are not yet known.

Inspector Jim Gooding of Suffolk police today advised motorists to be careful.

He said: “We would urge drivers to be mindful of the conditions and take the necessary precautions by driving responsibly and taking note of other road users.

“Leave plenty of time for your journey and just be sensible.”

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