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Suffolk: Police issue safety warning to motorists on Orwell Bridge with gusts of 50mph predicted

PUBLISHED: 19:05 09 July 2014 | UPDATED: 19:05 09 July 2014

The Met Office has advised that the county could experience the strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has advised that the county could experience the strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning.

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Police have warned motorists to take care on the Orwell Bridge tonight after gusts of up to 50mph were predicted.

The Met Office has advised that the county could experience the strong winds this evening and tomorrow morning.

Drivers have been encouraged to allow extra time for their journeys, reduce their speed, leave greater distances between themselves and the vehicle in front and be aware of the possibility of debris on the road.

Lorries were spotted by one off-duty officer “struggling to get over the bridge because of crosswinds” earlier this evening, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

Police are at the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Ipswich involving a car and a van.

A motorist who consumed a cocktail of drugs before causing a crash on a Suffolk road which left a woman with “life-changing injuries” has been jailed for 28 months.

Essex County Council is calling for a fairer funding deal after a new report reveals residents receive 66% less funding than people in London.

An 18-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a two-car crash in Colchester this morning.

Sunday’s inaugural Great East Run will see 3,000 runners tackling the half marathon course around Ipswich town centre, out to Freston and back.

Officials behind the Stars of Suffolk awards are urging people to make nominations for carer of the year.

Three six-year-old boys from Stonham Aspal Primary School have taken on a gruelling and muddy obstacle course to raise money for Blesma, the limbless veterans charity.

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