Heavy frost causes road problems

A hard overnight frost was today causing problems for drivers throughout the region.

A HARD overnight frost was today causing problems for drivers throughout the region. Gritters had been working overtime, but some roads remained untreated into the morning rush hour.

A police spokesman said today there was a spate of minor collisions overnight due to the weather conditions but none of them were of a serious nature.

There were two separate accidents on the same stretch of road last night.

At about 6.10pm fire crews from Eye, Debenham and Norfolk attended a crash in Dublin Road between Occold and Beddingfield where a man was found to be trapped in his silver Ford Ranger Thunder 4x4 which was on its side.

The crews used cutting gear to free the casualty.

Ambulance crews took him to hospital and it is believed he suffered fractured ribs.

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Just a few hours later at 9.50pm there was another single car crash at the same spot. A blue Skoda Fabia ended up in a ditch after leaving the road.

Both cars were still at the scene this morning as the owners were arranging their own recovery.