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Police issue driving advice as Suffolk braced for storms

PUBLISHED: 11:54 13 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:54 13 January 2015

More bad weather is on the way following flood alerts at the weekend.  Picture: James Bass

More bad weather is on the way following flood alerts at the weekend. Picture: James Bass

As forecasters predict stormy conditions with rain and high winds on the way tomorrow, police urged drivers to take extra care.

The coast could face winds of up to 60mph tomorrow evening, predicted to last until Thursday morning.

Suffolk Police advised people to allow extra time for their journeys in the bad weather and make sure their vehicle is in full working order.

They recommended leaving more space than usual between your vehicle and the one in front, making sure there is enough room to let you stop suddenly if you need to.

You should also make sure your lights and windscreen wipers are in good working order and reduce your speed, with police warning that hitting standing water at speed could cause you to lose control of the vehicle.

The advice for driving in strong winds is to only travel if absolutely necessary, and bear in mind motorbikes and bicycles are particularly vulnerable, and high-sided vehicles and caravans are at risk of being upturned by strong winds.

Motorists should also stay away from sea fronts and quays where possible to avoid the large waves and spray caused by high winds.


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