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Suffolk gearing up for heavy snowfall

17:48 17 January 2013

Suffolk County Councillor Guy McGregor.

Suffolk County Councillor Guy McGregor.

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Suffolk’s gritting teams and community volunteers have been busily preparing for freezing temperatures over Friday and the weekend with predictions the region will be hit by heavy snow fall.

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Suffolk County Council’s 43 gritters will be sent out tomorrow and over the next two days to cover about 3,300km of the county roads.

Motorists are also being advised to leave additional time for journeys and take extra care on Suffolk’s roads if they have to travel.

Guy McGregor, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads, transport and planning said; “It is absolutely vital for those travelling on Friday 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 tomorrow, 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.

“Our teams will be doing all they can to keep traffic moving and ensure public safety. However, it is equally as important for people to use local grit bins to make travelling easier and safer in their local area where they can.”

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