Snow makes rush hour tricky for drivers

MOTORISTS faced rush-hour chaos in Felixstowe today as the wintry onslaught made driving conditions treacherous.The resort's town centre saw long queues of traffic as drivers took no chances, creeping along through the slushy and icy streets.

Richard Cornwell

MOTORISTS faced rush-hour chaos in Felixstowe today as the wintry onslaught made driving conditions treacherous.

The resort's town centre saw long queues of traffic as drivers took no chances, creeping along through the slushy and icy streets.

Most people were driving cautiously, keeping their distance, with ungritted junctions particularly dangerous.


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There an accident around 7am when a car slid down Bent Hill, going across the road to the art centre and then sideways down to Undercliff Road West, coming to rest by a wall.

A mixture of fine sleet and snow was falling until about 9.15am when it turned to snow.

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For people visiting the seafront, there was a very unusual scene - snow on the beach.

The sand and shingle was completely covered in Undercliff Road West and Sea Road with the waves lapping onto the snow.

Schoolchildren were having a mixed day.

Orwell High School announced it would not open until 11am - while Deben High opened as usual at 8.30am but said it would be closing at 10.10am.

Langer Primary School was also closed.

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