Spate of accidents today on icy roads

Emergency services have dealt with a spate of accidents on the district’s icy roads this morning.

As already reported, the fire service freed a man trapped in his milk van after it plunged into a ditch at Beach Road, Gosberton Risegate.

The accident happened at about 5.20am and fire crews had to remove the vehicle’s windscreen to free him.

Police say the 41-year-old Peterborough man was taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution.

A woman driver had a lucky escape on the A151 between Holbeach and Whaplode when her car ran off the road and overturned in a field.

The 22-year-old, from St Albans, did not require hospital treatment.

• There were big tailbacks on the A16 and A17 this morning following a crash between a lorry and a van on the King’s Lynn side of Fosdyke. The accident happened at 7.40am. No one went to hospital.

One driver said it took her 40 minutes to travel from Kirton to Sutterton roundabout with stop-start traffic all of the way.

Police say the damaged vehicles were cleared by 9.15am, but the roads remained choked with traffic queues.

No one went to hospital.

Police were also called to the A16 Springfields roundabout this morning when a lorry broke down, sparking further tailbacks on surrounding roads.