Fresh snowfall, fresh warning to drivers

POLICE have warned drivers to take extra care as more snow falls on the county this morning.

POLICE have warned drivers to take extra care as more snow falls on the county this morning.

Icy conditions were again expected for motorists who have been advised to plan their route before setting off.

Snow began to fall early this morning in west Suffolk before pushing eastward bringing temperatures of below freezing.

Inspector Jim Gooding of Suffolk Police said: “Our advice as always to drivers travelling in these conditions is to do so carefully.

“All roads are currently passable but some of the smaller county roads should be passed with caution.”

Overnight, in Essex, police dealt with more than 220 calls to weather-related incidents following heavy snow.

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Most of the calls involved problems on the roads and a total of 50 collisions were reported, mostly within the space of four hours as the snow moved across the county.

There were also 38 calls about dangerous road conditions, 15 calls involving broken down vehicles and a further three calls about abandoned vehicles.

The rest of the incidents involved youths causing a nuisance by throwing snowballs at pedestrians, vehicles or properties.

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