Suffolk avoids worst of snow

MORE snow could be set for Suffolk today as temperatures continue to plummet. from the north.

Hollie-Rae Merrick

MORE snow could be set for Suffolk today as temperatures continue to plummet.

Snow returned to the region yesterday and now forecasters say the flurries of snow are expected to continue in the county after frosty weather swept across much of the country from the north.

Chris Bell, a forecaster for Weatherquest, said: “We're experiencing a few snow showers coming in from the north and from the North Sea.

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“It's not going to be constant snow but there will be a light accumulations.”

Once again the gritters will be working overtime to ensure the cold snap doesn't play havoc on the region's roads.

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Mr Bell later added that the main problem this weekend would be caused by very frosty temperatures.

He said: “The biggest problem this weekend will be the great risk of icy roads caused by the cold temperatures - which could reach as low as -3C.”

But recent weather reports suggest that the snow won't last and that sun is destined for Suffolk on Sunday.

Sunny spells have been forecasted for Sunday, although temperatures are expected to remain bitter.

Last night, a spokesman for Suffolk police said they had only dealt with a “handful” of incidents caused by the freezing conditions.

“We have had a few vehicles slide off the side of roads but nothing serious,” he said.

Around 8.30pm emergency services were called to the junction of Lingfield Road and Defoe Road in Ipswich after a motorcyclist fell off their bike. A spokesman for Suffolk police said the rider was not hurt.

In Norfolk police said they had dealt with around 15 crashes.

However none of them were believed to be serious and a spokesman said he expected road conditions to improve as gritters were rolled out across the county.

The East of England Ambulance Service said they attended a two vehicle crash at the Stockton roundabout on the A143 at Beccles around 7.50pm.

A spokesman said two patients - one suffering from neck pain - were taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. He said that neither were believed to be seriously hurt.

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