Police warn motorists to remain cautious

MOTORISTS have been urged to remain cautious on Suffolk roads.

SUFFOLK: Motorists have been urged to remain cautious on Suffolk roads, as ice causes problems around the county.

The hazardous conditions are still causing disruption on the roads - regardless of the snow thawing slightly.

Police were called at 8:29am this morning, after a collision between two vehicles on Belvedere Road in Lowestoft.

Both the male and female drivers involved are said to be suffering from shock.

At 8:12am, police were also called to assist with a vehicle which left the road between Mickfield and Debenham.

Suffolk Constabulary has warned motorists of the dangers of sheet ice, caused by dropping over night temperatures.

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Road users are being urged not to be complacent while the conditions remain unsettled and have been advised to adjust driving conditions by using dipped headlights and increasing stopping distances.

A slight respite from the snow has been anticipated for today and tomorrow, however there is a possibility of more on Wednesday.

Forecaster Phil Garner, from Weatherquest, said that conditions were due to become milder during the week.

He said: “We currently experiencing quite mild weather. Today we can expect a mixture of rain, drizzle and sleet - so a mainly cloudy and damp day ahead.

“We won't experience any really wintery weather, although it will remain very cold - with temperatures between 1-2C

“There is a small chance on the horizon of snow heading our way on Wednesday - but conditions will become frosty and icy overnight which could cause problems on the roads.”