Motorists weather warning

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THE AMBULANCE service has issued a warning to motorists asking them to take care in the snowy weather conditions.

The overnight snow has created hazardous driving conditions across the region and the snow showers are expected to continue in some parts of the east of England.

Motorists are praised for using common sense and although there have been traffic accidents across the region the numbers are not unusual and the service hopes that it remains that way.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “Clearly people are heeding the advice that the police, ourselves and motoring organisations are giving out to take extra care and only to make journeys that are absolutely necessary.

“Drivers should remember braking distances and be aware when emergency vehicles are approaching on blue lights; consider your driving speed to avoid sudden braking, and move safely out of the way of emergency vehicles.

“The public should wear appropriate footwear whilst out in icy and snowy conditions to avoid injury, and only making necessary journeys by road.

“We rely on the public’s good sense to use the 999 service wisely. If you need advice but don’t have a serious or life threatening condition, consider the other options available to you such as calling NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or contacting your local GP or pharmacist.”