Roads to be gritted tonight

MOTORISTS are today being warned of icy conditions expected tonight. As temperatures are expected to fall below zero Suffolk County Council announced it will be gritting all A and B roads in the county from 7pm onwards.

MOTORISTS are today being warned of icy conditions expected tonight.

As temperatures are expected to fall below zero Suffolk County Council announced it will be gritting all A and B roads in the county from 7pm onwards.

A spokeswoman said: “Road users should therefore take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and others when freezing conditions occur.

“Before setting out, listen to weather forecasts on the radio or television, and look for clues outside. For example, is there frost on the grass or on the car windscreen.

“Reduce your speed generally and slow down well in advance of bends and junctions. Allow more time to stop than usual.

“Use a high gear and avoid harsh acceleration, hard braking or sudden steering movements. Make sure you can see and be seen.

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“Use dipped headlights in poor visibility but avoid unnecessary use of main beam headlights or rear fog lights, which can cause dazzle and annoyance.”

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