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Advice for motorists in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 18:46 06 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:48 06 July 2010

DRIVERS have been told to ask themselves if their journey is essential before braving icy roads.

A list of top tips for coping in the cold has been issued by the Suffolk Resilience Forum, made up of local councils, the police and NHS Suffolk.

DRIVERS have been told to ask themselves if their journey is essential before braving icy roads.

A list of top tips for coping in the cold has been issued by the Suffolk Resilience Forum, made up of local councils, the police and NHS Suffolk.

Motorists are advised to check the local and national weather forecasts and travel information before setting out.

Heavy snow reduces visibility and drivers are urged to use dipped headlights and reduce speed.

Nearly three weeks of sub zero temperatures in Suffolk has put unprecedented pressure on the winter maintenance team at Suffolk County Council.

From today gritters will salt only A and B roads, routes to main hospitals and fire stations and routes with more than 4,000 movements a day.

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