Roads round up and driving advice reminder
THIS is a brief update regarding the number of collisions across North Yorkshire and the City of York since midnight on Monday January 21.
There have been 18 incidents across the county where the severe weather has made driving conditions hazardous or has meant that roads have been blocked for short periods of time.
During the day there have been 19 collisions. The vast majority of these caused vehicle damage, with only three involving minor injuries.
The first occurred at around 8.45am on the A64 near Malton, when a Peugeot travelling on the eastbound carriageway left the road and ended up in a ditch before hitting a road sign. The woman driving the car did not need any treatment as a result of the collision.
At around 8.50am a grey BMW, which had been on the southbound carriageway of the A1, left the roads near to Newby Hall. The man driving the car did not require any medical treatment
There was also a collision involving an articulated lorry which left the B1248 at Wharram, near Malton, at around 9.35am. The man driving the lorry suffered a back injury and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Inspector Mick Barron, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “With the adverse weather set to continue for the next few days, I would like to remind drivers to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel information on local radio and, if conditions are severe, only to travel if the journey is essential.
“If you do need to travel, I urge you to take some basic precautions ahead of your journey:
check to ensure the route you intend to use is passable
allow more time for your journey, it’s better to arrive late than not reach your destination
make sure you have thoroughly cleared all the vehicle’s windows and lights
ensure the screen wash bottle is full and that you have an extra supply
have a clean dry cloth to wipe windows and lights”
For more information about winter driving advice, please go to the North Yorkshire Police website: www.northyorkshire.police.uk/winterdriving
Latest traffic information about the A1, A64 and A19 is available from the Highways Agency website http www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information
Details of local road closures are available from North Yorkshire County Council’s website www.northyorks.gov.uk and City of York Council website www.york.gov.uk
Or tune in to local radio for the latest traffic and travel reports.
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Weather for Goole
Monday 20 May 2013
Temperature: 11 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 7 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: North