A47 in Suffolk reopens after ‘ice rink’ conditions led to SIX crashes this morning

The A12 has been closed due to icy conditions. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

The A12 has been closed due to icy conditions. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

A section of the A47 – formerly the A12 – in north Suffolk has reopened in both directions after icy conditions led to six crashes this morning.

Suffolk police said the road at Hopton-on-Sea, near Lowestoft, would be closed until at least 10.30am.

A police spokesman said the section of road had been described as being “like an ice rink”.

Six vehicles have been involved in crashes this morning, the most serious of which saw a car collide with a barrier and its driver suffer minor injuries.

None of the injuries have been described as serious.


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Highways teams attended and set up diversions. Motorists were advised to take alternative routes and take extra care in the icy conditions.

The road was previously part of the A12, but was renamed by Highways England in March to make the A47 a continuous trunk road from Peterborough to Lowestoft.

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