Travel update: Roads clear but icy conditions set to return

MOTORISTS are being warned to take care on the roads today as the second wintry blast is expected to hit the county.

Temperatures are due to plummet over the course of the day, struggling at times to make it above freezing.

All the major routes in Suffolk are currently clear and a Suffolk police spokesman said there has been no reported accidents this morning.

On the railways there are no significant delays on the main line to London Liverpool Street.

Forecasters at Weather Quest, in Norwich, have predicted the snow showers and icy conditions that gripped the region two weeks ago will return with the first of the flurries expected later today and into the evening.

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The mercury will drop to highs of around -1C later today but could reach -3C in places.

The police spokesman urged drivers to take care on the roads, completely defrosting cars before setting off, driving with lights on and allowing extra time for journeys.

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He said: “Conditions are forecast to deteriorate with icy roads and snow showers settling on the freezing ground.

“We would urge drivers to take care in the hazardous conditions.”

And the cold grip shows no signs of letting up, according to forecasters, with freezing temperatures over the weekend and the chance of more snow.

- 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 e-mail for details phone us on 01603 507605.

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