Twelve crashes on three mile stretch of roadcaused by ice

A road has been closed after 12 vehicles crashed in three miles. 

The A24 in Horsham has been shut because of black ice. 

On the A24 five vehicles crashed at 10.05am 

At 10.05am on the A264 at Broadbridge Heath there was also a two-car shunt.

Sussex Police said: "Police have currently closed a three-mile stretch of the A24 southbound in the Horsham area due to treacherous black ice today.

"The conditions on the road going south from the Robin Hood roundabout just north of Broadbridge Heath to the Hop Oast roundabout north of Southwater, Horsham, have caused at least 12 vehicles to skid and crash since 9.45am. This area is now closed.

"No one has been seriously hurt. A few drivers have minor injuries and damage to their cars.

"The northbound lane of the A24 is open but traffic is heavy. Traffic trying to move southbound is being diverted through Horsham. The southbound lane is likely to be closed for another two hours."

PC Glen McArthur from the roads policing unit said: "Miraculously no one has been serious injured. The conditions on this stretch of road are pretty bad. We are advising people to either avoid the area or find another route. Drivers need to slow down. If there is frost on your windscreen then be prepared for frost and ice on the roads."

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3:12pm Wed 12 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

the gritter lorry should of been on that one!
the gritter lorry should of been on that one! funkyyoyo

6:22pm Wed 12 Dec 12

GRUMPAH says...

Sorry, what is a gritter lorry?
Sorry, what is a gritter lorry? GRUMPAH

10:22pm Wed 12 Dec 12

qm says...

duh!
duh! qm

11:25pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Dave At Home says...

No mention of the car on it's roof or is that little gem to appear in the repeat of this story tomorrow? The roads were bad today but with temperatures at -3 and the trees looking as if they were posing for Christmas card photos, what do drivers expect? Further down the road and reaching the coast the temperature was a barmy 7 degrees... heatwave.
No mention of the car on it's roof or is that little gem to appear in the repeat of this story tomorrow? The roads were bad today but with temperatures at -3 and the trees looking as if they were posing for Christmas card photos, what do drivers expect? Further down the road and reaching the coast the temperature was a barmy 7 degrees... heatwave. Dave At Home

9:09am Thu 13 Dec 12

StevieD says...

Obviously still not paying enough road tax and fuel duty to afford the gritters?
Not like it was a surprise freeze up or anything.
Obviously still not paying enough road tax and fuel duty to afford the gritters? Not like it was a surprise freeze up or anything. StevieD

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