Frosty start for drivers

MOTORISTS had a slippery start to the day after temperatures suddenly plunged during the night - leaving parts of Suffolk blanketed in a hard frost.After highs of 12 degrees C yesterday, temperatures fell to about freezing.

MOTORISTS had a slippery start to the day after temperatures suddenly plunged during the night - leaving parts of Suffolk blanketed in a hard frost.

After highs of 12 degrees C yesterday, temperatures fell to about freezing.

Drivers in rural areas found rain on windscreens had frozen hard and needed to be scraped, with also the possibility of black ice on minor roads.

Lawns and shed roofs were also covered in white with the day starting around 3C.

Police said there had been no major problems on the roads and drivers appeared to be taking care.

Forecasters said the temperature was expected to rise to about 7C during the day but remaining dry. Tomorrow there would be rain in the morning, and Wednesday would be dry and sunny but much colder again.