Suffolk

Police warn of 'dangerous' roads in Suffolk after snow

Suffolk Police have warned motorists that driving in the current weather conditions is dangerous and only essential journeys should be made.

The force dealt with about 60 weather-related incidents overnight on Saturday into Sunday, after about 15cm of snow fell on the county.

The Met Office said ice will form on untreated roads on Sunday night and it will drop to -4C.

Sleet is expected on Monday, with the cold temperatures continuing.

The East of England Ambulance Service said it had to take a 19-year-old man to hospital for exposure to the cold.

He had been walking in the street in the early hours of Sunday in Ipswich.

Suffolk County Council said at 16:30 GMT on Sunday that A and B roads, main bus and commuter routes were largely running clear following 24 hours of ploughing and gritting.

It said it had used "additional resources" to treat roads and footways in shopping areas in Suffolk's larger towns.

In some cases, the gritters have been clearing roads around schools to help them remain open on Monday morning.

Farmers have been mobilised to clear roads in rural areas.

Road users are still being advised to proceed with caution and not to assume that a road is free of ice, even if treated, a spokesman added.

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