Warning over icy roads as crash closes A140 southbound

Photo: Denise Bradley

Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2010

Police have warned motorists to be extra careful on icy roads this morning, after a car ended up on its side on the A140 near Scole.

Emergency crews were called to the stretch of the road between Dickleburgh and Scole at around 7.30am, where the car was blocking one side of the road.

Norfolk Police confirmed the southbound carriageway was closed, with ambulance and fire crews also on the scene.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue said they had cut one person free from a vehicle.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew and an ambulance officer and they assessed a woman in her 20s at the scene. She did not require hospital treatment.


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It was one of three cars to crash on that stretch of road this morning.

Gritters were reported to be on the way to deal with the ice.

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There were a number of other crashes in South Norfolk.

Two fire crews from Diss attended a car which was in a ditch on Stuston Lane, Stuston, near Diss.

The incident happened at about 7.19am and the fire crews made the scene safe.

One person was in the car but the ambulance service were not required.

And in Hempnall the ambulance service attended a single vehicle crash on Bungay Road.

They received the call at just before 8.30am and fire crews from Diss and Harleston also attended.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: 'An ambulance officer attended the scene, but thankfully the woman involved, who is thought to be in her 50s, was uninjured and didn't require any hospital treatment.'

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