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Police warn motorists to remain careful

PUBLISHED: 10:39 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 06 July 2010

MOTORISTS have been urged to remain cautious on Suffolk roads, as ice causes problems around the county.

The hazardous conditions are still causing disruption on the roads - regardless of the snow thawing slightly.

MOTORISTS have been urged to remain cautious on Suffolk roads, as ice causes problems around the county.

The hazardous conditions are still causing disruption on the roads - regardless of the snow thawing slightly.

Police were called at 8.29am this morning, after a collision between two vehicles on Belvedere Road in Lowestoft.

Both the male and female drivers involved are said to be suffering from shock.

At 8.12am, police were also called to assist with a vehicle which left the road between Mickfield and Debenham.

Suffolk Constabulary has warned motorists of the dangers of sheet ice, caused by dropping over night temperatures.

Road users are being urged not to be complacent while the conditions remain unsettled and have been advised to adjust driving conditions by using dipped headlights and increasing stopping distances.

A slight respite from the snow has been anticipated for today and tomorrow, however there is a possibility of more on Wednesday.

Forecaster Phil Garner, from Weatherquest, said that conditions were due to become milder during the week.

He said: “We currently experiencing quite mild weather. Today we can expect a mixture of rain, drizzle and sleet - so a mainly cloudy and damp day ahead.

“We won't experience any really wintery weather, although it will remain very cold - with temperatures between 1-2C

“There is a small chance on the horizon of snow heading our way on Wednesday - but conditions will become frosty and icy overnight which could cause problems on the roads.”

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