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.


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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.

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