Traffic collisions cause delays on A11
Emergency services have been called to two road traffic collisions on the A11.
The first happened between Mildenhall and Elvedon at about 5pm yesterday.
Fire crews from Mildenhall and Thetford removed the roof from one of the vehicles involved in the two car collision to release a male casualty, who was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by ambulance.
The collision involving a grey Jaguar and a blue Peugeot blocked the A11 and caused tail backs.
Police were called to a second collision on the All at Red Lodge, at 8.25am today.
A spokesperson for the police said that nobody was injured in the collision between a siver Volkswagen Golf and a red Renault Clio and that both vehicles have been moved off the carriageway.
Suffolk police have advised motorists to take care when driving in the snow and released the following guidelines:
Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt, salt and snow is cleared away from light fixtures
Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of snow, frost and condensation before setting off on a journey - it is illegal to drive with obscured vision
Also clear snow from the top of the car as this can fall down and obscure your windscreen while you are driving
Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads
Make sure you have sufficient fuel for your journey. Keep the fuel tank topped up
Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a constant speed. Accept your journey will take longer and don’t take risks
Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.
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Weather for Bury St Edmunds
Saturday 25 May 2013
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