Ice warning issued by weather forecasters for Suffolk and Essex

Cllr James Finch and Tony Ivatt with some Suffolk gritters

Cllr James Finch and Tony Ivatt with some Suffolk gritters

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Weather forecasters have issued a yellow warning for ice - and potentially fog - tomorrow morning.

The Met Office gave the alert this afternoon as temperatures across Essex and Suffolk were tipped to fall as low to -3C (27F) overnight.

Issued to the East of England region, the warning covers the period from 2am until 10am tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “A very cold night is in store, and as moister air comes in contact with cold surfaces later, the potential for a lot of frost to form, rendering some surfaces hazardous.”

The warning adds: “Please be aware that untreated surfaces, such as pavements and some minor roads, are likely to turn very slippery later Monday night and on Tuesday morning.

“A few freezing fog patches are also possible.”

Gritters have been out across Essex and Suffolk this afternoon, and are scheduled to go out again in the early hours of tomorrow morning, treating the road network.

Despite the low temperatures, the weather is due to be clear and settled for the next few days with little chance of rain, sleet or snow in the region.

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