Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Travel: Frosty conditions cause spate of early morning crashes

09:05 04 December 2012

Frost has left roads hazardous across the county

Frost has left roads hazardous across the county

(c) copyright citizenside.com

POLICE have issued a warning to motorists after this mornings frosty conditions caused a spate of collisions.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said between 7am and 7.20am today, they had been called to nine weather-related crashes across the county.

He said: “There have been a lot of weather-related incidents. They have either been collisions or vehicles leaving the road,

“It’s mainly on the rural roads that haven’t been treated.

“People should take more time and be aware that a lot of the minor roads haven’t been treated. They should drive according to the conditions.”

4 comments

  • Why do you keep having headlines like this.? The cause is poor driving, not the weather. The police spokesman summed it up (again) "They should drive according to the conditions."

    Report this comment

    On Two Wheels

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • the last two comments dont know what theyre talking about, it is not the drivers fault. it doesnt matter what speed the driver is going, when u have road conditions as bad as this, accidents do happen, no fault of the driver

    Report this comment

    Elizabeth Field

    Friday, December 7, 2012

  • The road conditions have nothing to do with accidents is peoples ability well lack of it to adapt to different weather and road conditions. Simple wake up 10 minutes earlier and leave 10 minutes earlier then go a little SLOWER ! Its hardly rocket science just incompetence.

    Report this comment

    the opinion man

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • The Great Suffolk Motorist strikes again. "OOH dear, a light dusting of snow - I can't possibly be expected to control my car properly. And it's not MY fault if I hit something".

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The road is currently closed

The A143 is closed currently near Rickinghall after a serious crash involving a car and a motorbike.

Fire in student accommodation block in Grimwade Street in Ipswich - photo copyright Anglia Picture Agency

University students were evacuated from their accommodation block in Ipswich tonight after a fire broke out.

Christmas extravaganza: Festive fair in Lavenham at the weekend during the three day Christmas Fayre on the Market Place

The “wonderful spirit” of Lavenham was demonstrated once again at the village’s Christmas Fayre over the weekend.

Corrie McKeague with his puppy

Thirteen out of 23 people pictured on CCTV in Bury St Edmunds near the time of RAF airman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance have now been identified, according to the 23-year-old’s family.

Christmas Street Fair at Woodbridge on Sunday.Claire Mew.

Bobble hats, festive wreaths and teapot cosies were just some of the treats on offer at Woodbridge’s Christmas street fair this weekend.

Heave ho: Powerhouse performances from powerlifters from across the country taking part in the Charity Deadlift in aid of Help for Heroes in the Carnhill Walk Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday

A top weight of 360kg was picked up during a deadlift competition in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, which raised more than £200 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Colchester Hospital Santa Run from Colchester Castle Park on Sunday. Pic: Seanna Hughes.

Hundreds of festive fundraisers entered a Santa Fun Run in Colchester’s Castle Park to help a hospital charity.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24