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Easter freeze leaves roads treacherous

PUBLISHED: 10:11 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 19:59 05 July 2010

MOTORISTS in the Lowestoft area faced a tricky journey as they returned to work after the Easter break as heavy overnight snow and freezing conditions left roads in a treacherous state.

MOTORISTS in the Lowestoft area faced a tricky journey as they returned to work after the Easter break as heavy overnight snow and freezing conditions left roads in a treacherous state.

Even main roads including the A12 were left covered with snow and there were reports of minor accidents although police said there were no serious injuries.

The worst affected area was close to the coast between Lowestoft and Wangford although inland roads including the A146 Lowestoft to Norwich road were also icy.

The freezing weather over the Bank Holiday weekend left its mark on the region's tourist industry with visitor numbers well down on previous years.

Denise Thompson, spokesperson for Pleasurewood Hills theme park at Lowestoft, said the weekend had been extremely disappointing.

“We had three inches of snow here this morning. We had to shut on Saturday as well because of high winds and the other two days were not good with very few people about.”

It was a similar story at other tourist attractions in the Lowestoft and Southwold areas although weather forecasters are predicting the cold snap will ease during the coming days.

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