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Wiltshire police warn of black ice after 53 accidents by 8am this morning
8:47am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
Wiltshire police are giving an urgent warning to motorists travelling this morning after 53 road traffic collisions have taken place this morning due to black ice.
The police are urging motorists to take care and even re-consider their journey if is isn't necessary this morning. Black Ice has appeared on most of the roads in the county and is believe to have been due to the rain washing away the grit from when it snowed.
By 8am today, Wiltshire Police had dealt with 53 road traffic collisions caused by black ice on roads across the county.
Twenty eight were minor injury RTCs and 25 were non injury RTCs.
Police are liaising with the Highways Agency and the council to work on the worst areas affected.
Superintendent Nick Ashley said: " We have had a unprecedented number of road traffic accidents this morning. Thankfully, although there have been some injuries, these have not been serious but it is only a matter of time if motorists do not take care on the roads. After the heavy rain most of the grit that was placed on the roads during the snow has been washed away by the rain, this has then frozen and left black ice all over the roads. This can make roads extremely dangerous and I am urging motorists to take care or even reconsider travelling this morning."