Icy roads catch motorists out on one of the chilliest days of the season so far


Police are warning motorists to take care on frosty mornings after a spate of incidents where vehicles have skidded off roads.

Yesterday, on one of the chilliest mornings of the season so far, Suffolk police attended a number of single vehicle accidents including one on the A143 between Hepworth and Stanton. Emergency vehicles attended the scene and the participants sustained only minor injuries.

Later in the day, crews attended another single vehicle collision at Church Farm Close in Horham near Eye, and at Sudbury Road in Halstead two elderly people had to be freed from their vehicle after it left the road and hit a wall.

Then just before midnight, fire crews used cutting gear to free a person who had become trapped in a car after it left the B1506 at Kentford near Newmarket.

A police spokesman said: “This morning, we have come across several vehicles in ditches which have evidently skidded on the frozen road surface.

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“It’s too early in the season to be issuing weather warnings but we would encourage motorists to be aware of the conditions and drive accordingly.”

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