Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Suffolk: Warning to stay safe in snow and ice

11:14 05 December 2012

Ambulance bosses are urging people to stay safe in the snow and ice

Ambulance bosses are urging people to stay safe in the snow and ice

Archant

THE region’s ambulance service is warning people to take care in the wintry weather.

The bad weather conditions overnight created hazardous driving conditions but the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is thanking motorists for using common sense.

Glenn Young, head of the health and emergency operations centres, said: “Clearly people are heeding the advice that the police, ourselves and motoring organisations are giving out to take extra care and only to make journeys that are absolutely necessary.

“While the snowy and icy conditions continue to present a hazard, particularly on smaller roads and side streets, motorists should remain particularly careful.” He said there has been a steady number of accidents but the numbers are not unusual.

Mr Young added: “The public should wear appropriate footwear whilst out in icy and snowy conditions to avoid injury especially on ungritted surfaces, and wrap up warm when going outside.

“Also, check on your family and neighbours to see that they are OK and can avoid having to go out in slippery conditions.”

“We rely on the public’s good sense to use the 999 service wisely.

“If you need advice but don’t have a serious or life threatening condition, consider the other options available to you such as calling NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or contacting your local GP or pharmacist.”

0 comments

A man has died following a single vehicle collision on the A12 in Wangford.

Stock image.

Police have detained two people on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after an incident in Willow Close.

Dougie and Sheila Gedny with their daughter Linda Main at the completion of Upper Abbey Farmhouse at Leiston.

A Suffolk woman has returned to the house where she was born more than 70 years ago to see it fully restored following a fire.

Nitro Circus Live at Foxhall Stadium.

Fans have been left upset and out of pocket after they claim they were turned away from a stunt show because of bad weather - only to find the event went ahead slightly later than scheduled.

Parade to mark the opening of the Southwold Arts Festival

The circus rolled up to a Suffolk seaside town for the launch of an annual festival featuring some ‘big top’ names from the world of art, literature, music and dance.

The Pigs Gone Wild trail covers key Ipswich landmarks

There were shrieks of delightthis morning as children scrambled over concrete plinths holding some exciting new additions to Ipswich town centre.

Will Young at Newmarket Nights - photos by Simon Traylen

Evergreen pop star Will Young showed he remains a hit with fans as crowds flocked to see him perform at Newmarket racecourse.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24