Travel update: Delays expected on A12 and A14 in icy conditions

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect very icy roads this morning after around five inches of snow fell in parts of Suffolk yesterday.

Plummeting temperatures overnight have frozen roads and pavements with the Ipswich area the worst affect part of the county, police have said.

The A14 is mainly clear until you reach the outskirts of Ipswich, where the road becomes very icy.

And traffic on the A12 is down to one lane with delays expected towards rush hour.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said drivers are being urged to take extra care.


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He said while the main routes are being gritted this morning, many minor routes will not be reached by the gritting teams.

“It is very icy out there this morning,” he said. “Make sure your car is totally de-iced before setting off, make sure you leave extra time for your journey and drive slowly and carefully.”

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Overnight police officers were called to a number of weather related accidents.

The west of the county appeared to have escaped the worst of yesterday’s snowfall and traffic is moving through Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury.

And the main trunk road running through Suffolk towards the Midlands is also clear with traffic moving along both carriageways on the A14 east and west.

One driver reported bad visibility due to patches of freezing fog but the gritters appeared to have done their work keeping the main routes clear and trouble free.

Rail passengers can expect delays of up to half-an-hour on routes through Colchester as earlier trains were cancelled and delayed due to the weather conditions.

Buses are running but bus companies are warning there may be delays to some services.

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