Snow prediction prompts council call for care on Suffolk’s roads

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With snow predicted to fall across Suffolk at rush hour today (Friday), the county council has issued advice to help ease the pressure on roads and gritting teams.

According to the Met Office, Sudbury will have light snow during most of today and Saturday, with some coming later on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday are also predicted to have some light snow.

Councillor Guy McGregor, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads, transport and planning, said; “It is absolutely vital for those travelling today and over the weekend to plan ahead and leave extra time for any journeys they have to make.

“With the heaviest snow expected to start falling during rush hour today, it can make it difficult for our gritters to move around and deal with the falling snow easily. Motorists should do all they can to regularly check the weather forecast, drive to the conditions and stay safe on the county’s roads over the next few days.”

Mr McGregor called for residents to use grit bins wherever possible and check on elderly neighbours and relatives during the cold weather.