Police warn after car crashes due to ice

PUBLISHED: 09:53 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:17 17 June 2010

P6545-04-09SH After freezing conditions heavy rain brought chaos to many parts of East Devon-the ford in Sidmouth pictured here was closed to traffic.
Picture by Simon Horn.

P6545-04-09SH After freezing conditions heavy rain brought chaos to many parts of East Devon-the ford in Sidmouth pictured here was closed to traffic. Picture by Simon Horn.

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POLICE have issued an urgent appeal for drivers to take care this morning following several car crashes due to severe icy roads. In two separate incidents at 7am this morning a lorry hit a hedge and a motorcyclist came off his bike on the A3052 at the jun

POLICE have issued an urgent appeal for drivers to take care this morning following several car crashes due to severe icy roads.

In two separate incidents at 7am this morning a lorry hit a hedge and a motorcyclist came off his bike on the A3052 at the junction of Parsons Close and Exeter Road in Newton Poppleford. The motorcyclist received minor injuries.

Highways were called to grit the area and the road was clear by 8.50am.

At 7.45am on the same stretch of road at Goosemore Farm in Newton Poppleford a Fiat Punto was damaged due to sheet ice. No one was injured.

Police also attended a two car crash on the A375 in Sidbury at around 7.30am. The collision involved a black Volkswagen and a Renault trucker Artic.

Several concerned drivers also reported hazardous icy conditions and cars spinning out of control near Bradford Building Supplies in Alexandria Road, Sidmouth.

Highways have been informed and the road will be gritted.

A police spokesman said: "Police appeal for motorists to slow down and take more care when driving in these conditions and not to make any non-essential journeys."

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