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

10:28 04 February 2015

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

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

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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.

8 comments

  • Derek, I always wondered about why the council never announced whether they had gritted or not. But I would suspect, though I don't know, that it's because they don't want drivers to assume, on being informed that a road has been gritted, that it will be perfectly safe to drive on when it is not. As has been proven over the past few days gritting might help safety but it's far from 100% effective in restoring grip.

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    Cyril the Canary

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Cyril the Canary, thanks for that, Cynical Bob, I do as though the roads are icy, but other do not, and it would help if NCC stated they had gritted the roads. That's not being cynical that's being logic

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Oh Derek the same old moans,why not drive as though the roads are icy instead of expecting them to be gritted so everyone can drive in the usual way.

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    Cynical Bob

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • The Black Ice this morning was the worst that I have experienced in Norfolk in over 10 years. Even roads that had been gritted were treacherous with the A1067, B1145 & B1110 all very slippery. I saw a cyclist fall off his bike at the Junction of Foxly Road & the A1067 and slide onto the wrong side of the road but fortunately there was nothing coming the other way at the time. The rain this morning appeared to have washed away the grit laid overnight.

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    Norfolk Lad

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Derek the roads were gritted last night as per usual.

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    Cyril the Canary

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • How come no gritting was done last night, there was enough warnings of the ice. What are they trying to save money here as well

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • I nearly went @rse over t!t this morning its like an ice rink on the paths you wont get me on a motorbike in this weather but if its your only mode of transport needs must

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    david106

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Motor cycles need to be put away for a few days whilst this cold weather continues.

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    Twig Stevens

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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