Police called to 75 crashes across Norfolk after night of freezing temperatures

A car overturned in Saxlingham Nethergate yesterday. Picture Twitter/ZakNelson

A car overturned in Saxlingham Nethergate yesterday. Picture Twitter/ZakNelson - Credit: Twitter/ZakNelson

Police have seen a massive spike in crashes on Norfolk's roads today following a night of freezing temperatures in the county.

One of the cars which crashed in south Norfolk this morning. Picture Archant

One of the cars which crashed in south Norfolk this morning. Picture Archant - Credit: Archant

By 5pm they had been called to a total of 75 road related incidents across the county since 6am this morning.

A spokesperson for the force stated that although not all of them were weather related, they had seen a spike due to the icy conditions.

South Norfolk was where the majority of the crashes occurred with Inspector Jason Selvarajah tweeting that they had dealt with 40 incidents in the morning.

Officers were called to Crownthorpe at 8am after four cars crashed within 100 metres of each other at the junction of Green Lane and Hospital Road.

Three of the accidents saw the cars end up in ditches and bushes and another vehicle then rolled and collided with one of the crashed cars.

The A140 at Scole was closed for a number of hours after a car ended up on its side at 7.30am. It was one of three cars to crash on that stretch of road.


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In other incidents; two fire crews from Diss attended a car which was in a ditch on Stuston Lane and in Hempnall the ambulance service attended a single vehicle crash on Bungay Road.

The crashes came after a night of freezing conditions which saw temperatures dip to -3C in Santon Downham and the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for ice.

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Inspector Lou Provart tweeted: 'Walking on untreated paths or driving on ungritted roads can be very hazardous. Be astute. Black ice everywhere today.'

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