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Van crashes into telephone pole as icy conditions hit the region

PUBLISHED: 09:38 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:40 21 January 2020

A van driver crashed in heavy fog at Shropham. Picture: Breckland Police

A van driver crashed in heavy fog at Shropham. Picture: Breckland Police

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Police are warning motorists to be alert after a van crashed into a telephone pole in Shropham.

Officers were called to the single vehicle crash on Rocklands Road at 4.43am today, Tuesday, January 21.

The driver, a man in his 30s, suffered minor injuries after crashing into a telephone pole after losing control due to ice on the road.

It comes as temperatures dropped to -4C overnight causing fog and ice across the county.

PC Paula Gilluley said on Twitter: "There is a hard frost out there this morning and it is also very foggy.

"Before setting off on your journey make sure your vehicle is fully de-iced, get your lights on and slow down."

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Sgt Chris Harris seconded the need for care.

He said: "He said: "It's about giving yourself more time to make sure the windscreen and windows are completely defrosted and clear - you're not driving a tank.

"It's important to make sure there is enough distance between cars as braking distances increase."

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