Ice and snow causes several collisions in North Devon

13:44 13 February 2014

Archant

Police are warning drivers to take care on the icy roads after car veers off the road in Brayford and another overturns in Meath.

POLICE are warning drivers to take care on the icy roads after several collisions this morning (Thursday).

Shortly after 5am, a silver Vauxhall Astra veered off the A399 near Brayford and slid down a 15ft bank, landing on its side.

A police spokesman said the car was ‘totalled’ though the driver was unhurt.

The road was covered in a snow and ice at the time, and while police were at the scene another car slid on the surface as well.

In a separate incident, a blue Renault Clio overturned on the A386 just before 11am on an icy road near Meath.

The road was blocked in both directions but the female driver was unhurt.

Several roads have experienced snow and hail this morning and gritters have been out on the main highways.

North and West Devon police said on Twitter: “Please take care on the high ground there is snow and ice settling making conditions for driving dangerous #StaySafe#firsthandknowledge.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:42
Join the Torridge election candidates tonight from 7pm-9pm on the Gazette website.

Tune in from 7pm - 9pm tonight and ask the Torridge and West Devon election candidates anything.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:24
Your Vote Counts

The latest opinion poll from Lord Ashcroft has the Conservatives ahead in the race for North Devon’s parliamentary seat.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:18
North Devon Hospice fundraiser Emma Lowe gets acquainted with a crayfish and a hake, some of the stars of Geoff Morton’s menu at Fat Belly Fred's fish restaurant in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Top local producers to showcase a cornucopia of coastal delights at Barnstaple Pannier Market.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17
Emily Peck is flanked by friends and fellow bowling club members at Westward Ho!  to mark her 100th birthday.

Emily Peck’s love of bowls has helped keep her sprightly up to the age of 100

Read more
Yesterday, 14:50
British Hen Welfare Trust founder Jane Howorth with 'Liberty'. Picture: Submitted

Egg-citing time as charity looks forward to re-homing its 500,000th hen.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:18
Mini Egg fun minus the chocolate at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: John Hammond

Include your animal friends at Easter, but don’t harm them by giving them sweets, says Bratton Fleming attraction

Read more
Yesterday, 12:47
Is Verity Two coming to Lundy Island?

From Verity Two to another new Westward Ho! hotel - North Devon pranksters pull out the stops this April Fools.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:23
The Ilfracombe inshore lifeboat returns to shore after Tuesday's shout. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe

Lifeboat unable to save vessel after she took on water while at mooring

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Nick Harvey (left) launches his re-election campaign with North Devon Council leader Brian Greenslade

Nick Harvey has launched his re-election campaign for the General Election on May 7.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
Cancer patient Alan Ford draws the winning ticket with a little help from Gazette publisher Graham Harris, Chemotherapy Appeal fundraising manager Ian Roome, County Garages Group marketing director Andy Witherington, Parkside Kia sales manager John Kuczer. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple man wins brand new Kia Picanto in Chemotherapy Appeal’s Grand Car Raffle.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder