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UPDATED: Ice causes three collisions in Dorset
9:20am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
ICY roads have caused three collisions across Dorset this morning.
The A350 Blandford Road North at Limberlost was partially blocked due to a two-vehicle collision at 7.35am.
The fire service were called to the scene as one of the vehicles was smoking and ambulance were also called to treat minor injuries.
Recovery was organised for both vehicles and the local authority was called to deal with debris on the roads.
They were also asked to re-grit.
A four-vehicle collision also took place at Station Road in West Moors at the same time.
Ambulance were called to treat the motorcyclist, who was complaining of aches and pains but was conscious and breathing.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said ice caused the motorcyclist to come off his bike, a Kawasaki ZR750 J6F.
The road was closed between the junction of Pinehurst Road and Station Road.
The local authority was again called to grit the road and deal with a fuel spillage. The road was closed until lunchtime while waiting for a gritter.
And a car overturned on the A352 at East Stoke near Wareham just after 7.30am.
The incident took place near the Binnegar Lane junction, with the car rolling off the road into a field, ending up on its side.
Traffic was reportedly at a standstill as a result of the collision.
The 18-year-old female driver of the black Ford KA was conscious and talking and paramedics put a neck brace on her as a precaution.
She suffered minor injuries.
The road was re-gritted.
A Dorset County Council spokesman said their fleet of gritters went out at 7pm on Wednesday covering “the strategic network of roads”.
She said it was decided that there was no need to grit again this morning, except for a small number of areas where “spot gritting” took place.
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