Cold weather causes severe disruptions on Cambridgeshire’s roads

Highways Agency.

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THE cold spell has caused severe disruptions on Cambridgeshire’s roads and conditions are predicted to get worse in the next 24 hours, prompting the Highways Agency to issue an Amber Alert.

A multi-vehicle collision between Nine Mill Hill and Stow Cum Quy, near Cambridge, involving a car and three lorries close to the turn off with the A1303, has caused long tailbacks.

There have been severe disruptions on the A11 Newmarket, southbound at A14 Newmarket Bypass.

The A11 Cambridgeshire- A11 in Newmarket exit slip road to the A14 is closed southbound at Red Lodge because of an accident near Bottisham.

Earlier, one lane was blocked on the westbound A428 St Neots Road at the Cambourne junction because of an accident involving one car, while there were also delays on the A141 at Old Hurst, southbound between Ramsey Road and the B1090 St Ives.

There has also been heavy traffic reported on the A428 eastbound, between the B1428 Cambridge Road junction in St Neots and the A1198 Ermine Street South junction in Caxton Gibbet.

Road users across England are being advised to check the latest weather forecast and road conditions before they travel between 4am and 6pm tomorrow, as snow is forecast across England.

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Motorists have been told to take extra care and leave extra time when travelling due to the increased risk of adverse driving conditions.

At 9am this morning the temperature was -7C in King’s Lynn, -7C in Wisbech, -8 in March and -10C in King’s Lynn.

Marham was the coldest place in East Anglia last night, with tempreatures recorded of -13C.

Temperatures in the region will remain below freezing for the rest of the day.