Suffolk freeze constinues

MORE ice greeted Suffolk residents today as a week of freezing weather showed no signs of easing.Temperatures were hovering around freezing overnight leaving patches of ice and black ice on the county roads.

MORE ice greeted Suffolk residents today as a week of freezing weather showed no signs of easing.

Temperatures were hovering around freezing overnight leaving patches of ice and black ice on the county roads.

Suffolk police issued a warning to all motorists to take care on the roads, particularly country roads that may not have been gritted.

Anna Woolnough, spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: "We urge motorists to adjust their driving to the weather conditions.


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"Back roads that have not been gritted are icy and drivers should take extra care when making their way about the county."

She said that there had been several reports of ice on the roads but there had been no accidents as a result of the weather.

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Today was due to be cold all day with temperatures barely creeping above freezing and reaching a maximum of 2C.

Yesterday two BT workers felt the full force of the cold weather when they were stranded in a cherry picker 30ft in the air for three hours.

The drama began at around 11am while Gary Baker and John Legge were working on a telephone mast at Long Melford football ground.

One of the hoses on their hydraulic platform burst which prevented them from lowering the platform.

After several hours sitting in the snow and using a mobile phone to call people for advice the pair decided to phone the fire brigade at 2pm who offered them a ladder to get back down.

But forecasts from the Met Office show that tomorrow is likely to be warmer in the region with temperatures reaching around 10C but will dip back down to 2C again on Saturday.

It may be cold but the sun is forecast to still be shining until at least Sunday when it starts to get cloudy and a little warmer with temperatures topping at 4C.

WEBSITE: www.met-office.gov.uk

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