Drivers are being urged to take extra care while travelling around the county after dozens of crashes.

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Norfolk police were yesterday called to more than 45 crashes, which also saw firefighters rescue people trapped in overturned vehicles and many people taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Gary Sanderson, a spokesman for the ambulance service, said: “Unfortunately we attended several road traffic collisions due to the fog and icy conditions. We are urging drivers to allow plenty of time for travelling and watch your speed.”

A Norfolk County Council spokesman confirmed gritters were out treating the roads from 6pm.

Phil Garner, from Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “The cold weather will stay with us until Thursday when it will start to get milder, windier and wetter.”

An ambulance was involved in a crash with a Fiat Idea car at the Boundary junction between Cromer Road and Aylsham Road in Norwich at 11.45am yesterday. No-one was injured and a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said no patient was being transported in the ambulance at the time. An investigation into the cause of the crash is under way.

Meanwhile, a woman who suffered a badly broken leg after being trapped under a First bus in Norwich city centre on Mondayevening is in a stable condition in hospital.

The 25A First Bus had its windscreen smashed and had to be lifted by fire crews to free the casualty after colliding with the pedestrian at 5.10pm on Agricultural Hall Plain.

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