Rush hour driving warning as more snow falls

AS sleet and snow once again fell on Suffolk throughout today, drivers travelling home this evening are being urged to take precautions.

AS sleet and snow once again fell on Suffolk throughout today, drivers travelling home this evening are being urged to take precautions.

Although temperatures are warmer than in recent days, the dangerous road conditions remain a hazard for motorists.

Suffolk police reiterated their message today as wet, slippery roads face drivers in the rush hour traffic.

Already this evening two toddlers have been involved in accidents as the sleet and snow starts to freeze.


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In Bramford Road, Ipswich this afternoon a four-year-old boy was struck by a car, which slid on a patch of ice. The child was unhurt and ambulance crews left him in the care of his mum.

And in Lowestoft another young child and a car collided, prompting paramedics to take the toddler to hospital for further treatment.

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Chief Inspector Mike Bacon, from the Constabulary's roads policing unit said in the weather we are currently experiencing it is vital to take extra care.

“It is inevitable that the cold weather will make driving more hazardous, but there are a few simple precautions that any driver can take.

“In poor weather conditions and visibility, remember to slow down and use dipped headlights.

“If you have to go out, take a fully charged mobile phone and emergency clothing and warm drinks.

“Make sure your vehicle is up to scratch, with well maintained lights and tyres and carry de-icer. “Importantly don't drive until the windscreen is free from frost or mist.”

Suffolk County Council will once again be out gritting the priority one routes at 6pm this evening in eastern and central areas.

In west Suffolk the gritting teams were out at 3pm and will go out again tomorrow morning at 4am if necessary.

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