Travel: Drivers heed icy road warnings

MOTORISTS and commuters this morning woke up to a solid white covering of frost on the roads.

The frozen conditions gave the effect of overnight snowfall meaning drivers were able to see the potential hazards.

As a result, few crashes were reported in the county this morning but police did close a road after a lorry collided with a tree.

The driver escaped without serious injury but the wreckage of the crash blocked the B1062, Flixton, near Bungay.

Firefighters were called to help free the driver, who was trapped in the lorry following the collision, which happened shortly after 6am today.

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Crews from Bungay and Harleston, in Norfolk, joined rescuers from Stradbroke and Lowestoft at the scene and were able to free the man.

An ambulance spokesman said the driver was “walking wounded” but did not require hospital treatment.

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The road was closed in both directions for more than an hour, between the A143 junction in Homersfield and the B1435 Flixton Road junction in Bungay, for the vehicle to be recovered.

Two women were hurt after the car they were travelling in ended up on its side in the middle of a rural road.

Fire crews from Bungay, Halesworth, Stradbroke and Lowestoft were called to Wissett Road, in Wissett, to help free the injured women from the vehicle, just before 7.30am.

Both were trapped by their seatbelts in the car but were released by around 7.50am.

Neither woman was seriously hurt but both were checked over by the ambulance service.

Drivers also faced hold-ups approaching Ipswich during rush hour this morning. Wherstead Road was partly blocked as bin men did their rounds, and there was slow traffic at the Copdock Interchange.

Meanwhile, no major delays or schedule alterations were reported on mainline rail services.

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