Snow drifts making journeys to work dangerous for drivers

Drifts are causing problems for drivers on the roads. Picture: LUKE MCGANN

Drifts are causing problems for drivers on the roads. Picture: LUKE MCGANN - Credit: Archant

Snow drifts are causing the biggest problems on the roads for drivers today.

Snow dirfts in Great Finborough. Picture: LUKE MCGANN

Snow dirfts in Great Finborough. Picture: LUKE MCGANN - Credit: Archant

The lack of fresh snow in some places hasn’t stopped driving conditions being difficult today.

Powder snow currently lying across Suffolk and north Essex has been picked up by 25 mph winds and thrown back on to roads, making some areas impassable.

On the A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury drivers were at a crawling pace with one driver reporting having moved 6 miles in the space of an hour due to the drifts which were thought to be three or four foot deep in places.

In Great Finborough residents described High Road as impassable due to the snowy conditions.


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Police are still advising drivers against making unnecessary journeys due to the wintry conditions.

In Essex the East of England Ambulance Service said they were called to help a man who was suffering from the cold after his car got stuck in a drift on Primrose Lane in Ramsey near Harwich.

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A spokesperson for the service said:” An ambulance crew and Hazardous Area Response Team were dispatched to the scene.

“They assessed a man at the scene who did not require transport to hospital.”

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