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Gritters on roads alert

PUBLISHED: 11:03 18 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:13 03 March 2010

FREEZING weather overnight in Suffolk led to gritters being sent out to make the roads safe.

But it's unlikely the crews will be called on to carry out a similar operation later today and tomorrow as more milder weather is expected over the next few days.

FREEZING weather overnight in Suffolk led to gritters being sent out to make the roads safe.

But it's unlikely the crews will be called on to carry out a similar operation later today and tomorrow as more milder weather is expected over the next few days.

Luckily there have been no major accidents on the county's roads and Suffolk Police have said that people have been driving carefully and paying attention to the slightly more dangerous conditions.

Evening Star weatherman, Ken Blowers, today said it looked like the big freeze was over.

"It got down to -1C last night and it looked quite white everywhere because we had had rain.

"This turned to ice which made the roads slippery. Today it will be dry and gradually becoming cloudy so there will be no frost tonight. This is the pattern for the next few days. Temperatures will be around 4C tonight," he said.

Suffolk County Council said they would keep their eyes on the situation before sending out gritters.

A spokeswoman said: "We wait until the Met Office report comes in and usually make a decision later in the day when we have a better idea what conditions will be like."

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