Weather: Rain and sleet will cause icy conditions

A MIXTURE of rain, sleet and snow is expected to make driving conditions difficult and hazardous tonight.

Drivers are asked to remain careful on the roads as forecasters announce that mixed conditions will leave untreated roads extremely icy.

Jim Bacon, a forecaster for WeatherQuest, said: “It isn’t going to be easy for drivers.

“Although the air is sufficiently warmer, there will still be a mixture of rain, sleet and snow tonight.

“The ground temperatures are still very low so it looks like there will be some icy conditions on the roads.”

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Snow and slush is still filling the roads and pavements of the region, but police confirmed that there were no current issues on the roads.

An incident earlier this afternoon caused minor disruptions for road users.

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Emergency services were called to Goddard Road East in Ipswich at 2.30pm after two cars collided.

Ambulance attended the incident and treated a 65-year-old man for minor neck injuries.

Meanwhile, trains between Braintree and Witham have been cancelled by National Express East Anglia.

Other services, including the line between Norwich and London Liverpool Street are running behind schedule with delays of up to 15 minutes.

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