AN icy road which was the scene of a series of crashes was closed for six hours on safety grounds and while emergency services dealt with the collisions.
Barnsley Road was closed by police after black ice caused chaos on the stretch near Elm Lane, at Sheffield Lane Top, on Friday morning.
Rain froze on impact with roads and pavements when temperatures plummeted in the early hours of Friday –causing hazardous driving conditions.
Police said the first vehicle involved in the Barnsley Road pile-up was as a Vauxhall Vectra, driven by a 51-year-old Sheffield man, which skidded on ice as it travelled towards Ecclesfield.
The car crashed into a lamppost around 200 metres from the junction with Elm Lane at Lane Top before colliding with a white LDV Maxus panel van, which was driven by a 32-year-old Sheffield man, who suffered a slight whiplash injury.
A silver Vauxhall Corsa, driven by an 18-year-old Sheffield woman, was the next vehicle to crash on the icy stretch as it travelled towards Ecclesfield.
The driver and her two passengers, women aged 18 and 21, suffered slight whiplash injuries.
The fourth car involved was a Vauxhall Vectra driven by a 46-year-old man, from Keighley, which crashed into a tree as it travelled towards Ecclesfield.
The driver suffered a slight whiplash injury and a cut to his head.
A fire engine also lost control on the ice and crashed into the Vectra.
A 49-year-old firefighter, from Barnsley, suffered a slight whiplash injury and chin abrasions.
Police said a Skoda Octavia first responder ambulance car, driven by a 38-year-old Sheffield man, also lost control and crashed into a lamppost.