Weather warning for motorists

MOTORISTS were warned to take care on the roads today after snow showers led to icy conditions.

MOTORISTS were warned to take care on the roads today after snow showers led to icy conditions.

The recent cold spell is predicted to continue into this week as day time temperatures struggle to climb above freezing.

At 7am today a vehicle came off the road on the A14 westbound carriageway near Trimley St Martin and careered into a field. Police said no one was injured in the crash and the car was quickly recovered.

An hour later, at 8am, there was a single vehicle crash in Hollesley Road, Eyke. Firefighters from Orford, Woodbridge and Ipswich attended and made the scene safe. A 40 year-old woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries by a paramedic crew. She did not need to be taken to hospital.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police warned drivers to take care on the roads considering the conditions.

She said: “We would advise drivers to slow down and drive according to the weather conditions. The weather forecast we have received is drizzly rain, sleet or light snow, leading to icy conditions on untreated routes so drivers should take care.”

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Snow and sleet fell overnight as it moved in from the north of the country. As it fell on cold and wet surfaces throughout the night, it ended up causing dangerous driving conditions for rush hour traffic.

He said: “Tonight going into tomorrow temperatures could drop as low as minus four degrees in Suffolk.

“Although it will be sunny during the day tomorrow because of the cold nights, temperatures will stay quite cold with daytime temperatures staying about freezing this week.”

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