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Driving hazards in rain lashed Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 14:01 30 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 March 2010

SUFFOLK awoke today to rain-lashed scenes, treacherous driving conditions and warnings that the weather will get worse before it gets better.

Dark mornings and heavy down pours have made driving conditions dangerous for all and police are warning motorists to take care.

SUFFOLK awoke today to rain-lashed scenes, treacherous driving conditions and warnings that the weather will get worse before it gets better.

Dark mornings and heavy down pours have made driving conditions dangerous for all and police are warning motorists to take care.

Police spokeswoman Anna Woolnough said: "We advise people to adjust to then conditions and if it is wet drive with their lights dipped. It is very wet this morning so motorists should also adjust their speed and be extra careful on the back roads where here is standing water.

"Really drivers should be prepared and expect the unexpected."

Ken Blowers, the Evening Star's weatherman said the worst of the rain is still to come.

"There was one third of an inch of rain last night and that brings the total for the month to 2.01 inches. This is still slightly below the average for the month.

The early hours of the tomorrow morning will see the worst of the rain for several hours and it could be heavy before it clears about 12pm.

"On Sunday the weather should improve but global warming is in progress which will see heavy rain in winter becoming for more common place," he said.

Flood watches are in place in parts of Suffolk including the River Deben, Waveney, and the River Gipping.

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