Update: Warning following a series of crashes on icy roads this morning

PUBLISHED: 10:28 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 February 2015

The scene on Fakenham Road, in Hoe, near Dereham.

The scene on Fakenham Road, in Hoe, near Dereham.


Emergency services have been called out to a series of road crashes that may have been caused by icy roads this morning.

Norfolk Police are reminding motorists and motorcyclists to take care on the roads, to leave plenty of time to make journeys and to drive to the road conditions, following the incidents.

Police were called to a one-vehicle crash at Fakenham Road, in Hoe, near Dereham, at 7.34am, where a motorcyclist suffered injuries and was taken to hospital.

The road closed was closed, before re-opening at 8:56am.

At 7.41am, police were called to the B1454 at Sedgeford after two cars apparently skidded off the road at the same place.

A Ford Ka ended up in a ditch and the driver had to be removed by fire service. An ambulance was sent to the scene, but no-one was seriously injured.

The road was closed between Sedgeford and Docking, and reopened at 8.48am.

Police were also called to a crash involving a car and van in Brandon.

It happened on Blackbird Avenue and involved a Citroen DS3 and Ford Transit.

No injuries were reported, but ambulance was on scene.

It is believed the road remained open, but traffic was controlled on the road.

Police also said a motorcyclist was left with minor injuries after coming off in Harts Farm Road in Wymondham.

Norfolk Constabulary was also called out at 5.25am to help a coach at Burgh Lane, Mattishall, which had become stuck in sheet ice at the top of a hill.

Officers used rock salt to help free the coach and requested a highways team to grit the road, as it was very slippery with bad conditions there.

Other news


The boyfriend of a 22-year-old woman from Norwich killed in a car crash has paid an emotional tribute to his “soulmate” and the “love of my life”.


The common toad is not so common anymore - and roads are the main cause of their decline.


More than 120 objections have been lodged against a controversial bid to build 165 homes in a village.

36 minutes ago

Residents worried about the future of their village are rallying around to limit a bid for a 100-home development, which they claim is of unprecedented scale for a village of its size.

Most Read

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A section of one of Norfolk’s main road routes is to be closed overnight for three weeks so that the road can be resurfaced.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:36

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for ‘very strong winds’ across Norfolk and Waveney.

Read more
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The closure of a major American airbase is to be delayed by another year.

Read more
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Many have dreamed of becoming a lord or lady of the manor and now for some it could become a reality.

Read more
United Kingdom
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Police are today investigating the horrific crash, which happened on the A1065 at Castle Acre, near Swaffham, yesterday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter