Warning to Suffolk drivers

DRIVERS have been urged to take extra care tonight as icy conditions are expected around Suffolk.

DRIVERS have been urged to take extra care tonight as icy conditions are expected around Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council will be gritting all A and B class roads and the busiest bus and commuter routes on other roads tonight from 8pm.

Gritting the 1,200 miles of these priority 1 routes takes two-and-a-half hours and costs £10,000.

A spokeswoman for the county council said: “Salting and snow clearing cannot guarantee that a surface is ice free.


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

Motorists are advised to listen to weather forecasts, allow extra time for journeys, reduce speed and slow down well in advance of bends and junctions, and to use a high gear and avoid harsh acceleration, hard braking or sudden steering movements.

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The county council has also urged them to make sure they can see and be seen, use main routes as far as possible and consider if journeys are really necessary.

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