Travel update: Cold snap leads to icy roads

FREEZING temperatures overnight has led to icy conditions on the roads this morning.

Wintry showers falling on the county’s highways overnight have frozen leading to dangerous driving conditions, warn Suffolk police.

The roads are currently clear of accidents but a police spokesman urged motorists to take care as they venture out during this morning’s rush hour.

In the early hours of this morning a lorry came off the A145 at Sotherton, near Halesworth due to ice on the road.

The empty sewage tanker was wedged between two trees after skidding in the accident which happened at around 3.20am.


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The male driver was taken to hospital by ambulance crews, his injuries are not though to be serious.

Meanwhile in the west of the county the cold snap has resulted in a water main bursting in Bury St Edmunds.

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Anglian Water were alerted to the burst pipe in Beetons Way at around 4.45am.

Residents reported around eight to nine inches of water gushing along the road and black water coming from their taps.

An engineer is at the scene tackling the problem and has advised people to avoid drinking water from their taps until the incident is resolved.

A forecaster at Weather Quest said today will remain cloudy with a few snow showers. Bright sunny spells will break through but temperatures will struggle to reach 3C.

Overnight plummeting temperatures will lead to icy roads and the wintry weather will continue into the weekend.

- For more details or a specific forecast speak to a forecaster on 09065 77 76 75 Calls cost �1.50 per minute. We can also provide a regular forecast sent by fax or email for details phone us on 01603 507605.

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