Warnings after snow and ice lead to accidents on North York Moors and Teesside (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Warnings after snow and ice lead to accidents on North York Moors and Teesside
FIRE chiefs have warned about adverse conditions on the North York Moors after two accidents this morning followed overnight snowfall.
At 8.45am two cars skidded off the road at the A171 Skelder Plantation, three miles west of Whitby.
One car had ended up on its side and the other on its roof.
"There was nobody trapped or injured in the incident," a spokesman for North Yorkshire fire and rescue said.
A second incident required crews assistance just before 11am at Rosedale, above Pickering.
"This was a single vehicle accident with a car on its roof," the spokesman said. "Again there was nobody trapped or injured.
"It looks as if driving conditions are very dangerous up on the Moors."
Elsewhere, a section of the A67 in Eaglescliffe was closed to allow emergency crews deal with two separate collisions.
At 8.30am this morning both a BMW and a Ford Transit van left the road between the Urlay Nook Road West junction and East junction.
Police, fire crews and paramedics are currently at the scene.
The accidents come as freezing conditions overnight led to icy conditions on the region’s roads.
In Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, fire crews gave oxygen to one motorist after a two-vehicle accident outside the King's Academy school at 9.35am.