Police warn road-users of icy roads after two fatal crashes

Police have warned motorists to take care on icy roads
Police have warned motorists to take care on icy roads
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Police have urged road-users to beware of icy roads following two fatal crashes.

Investigations have linked the fatalities to roads’ reduced grip resulting from the recent drop in temperature.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas, from Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: “In the last two days there have been fatal collisions in Nutley and Horam and the initial investigations suggest the icy roads have been a factor in what has happened.

“The temperatures are not expected to rise over the next few days so the conditions are unlikely to improve.

“Please take extra care on your journey. If you are in any doubt, act as if the roads are icy.

“You may not be able to see the ice on the road ahead of you so please give yourself extra time to get to your destination, drive more slowly and increase your stopping distance so that you make sure you get where you want to safely.”

People who see vehicles being driven dangerously were asked to call 999.

To report a vehicle being driven antisocially text 65999 or report it at www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.