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Road reopens after more than 12-hours

PUBLISHED: 16:39 02 March 2018

Snow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Snow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road. Picture: Nick Butcher

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The A144 Halesworth to Bungay has reopened after more than 12-hours.

Snow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road.
Picture: Nick ButcherSnow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road. Picture: Nick Butcher

A series of jack-knifed lorries and snow drifts forced the road to close at 10pm last night (March 1).

However, the valiant efforts of the local farming community and council gritters meant the road was able to reopen earlier today.

As has been the case in many parts of the region in recent days local farmers offered their support and used ploughs to clear the road.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman said: “Although it is still very narrow in some areas of the road vehicles have been getting through.”

Snow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road.
Picture: Nick ButcherSnow drifts have been cleared from the Bungay to Halesworth road. Picture: Nick Butcher

Drivers are still being advised to exercise caution when using the road and

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