Cars crash as 'black ice' causes havoc on Sheffield roads amid Met Office warning

A car smashed into a brick wall after skidding on ‘black ice’ as freezing conditions caused havoc in one Sheffield suburb.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 11:23 am

Motorists have been urged to avoid Coronation Road and Smith Road – two steep roads in Stocksbridge – due to ice on the ground, which has reportedly caused two car crashes on Wednesday morning.

One resident, Jane Parrott, a teacher who is working from home, said she heard a crash at 7.30am while she was out walking her dog.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across South Yorkshire, which is in place until 9pm on Thursday.

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Icy conditions are causing havoc in Stocksbridge.

Volunteers have been out this morning to grit several of the roads affected by the ice, including Smith Road, Coronation Road and Rundle Road.

Ms Parrott said: “We are in the middle of the bus route.

"Our street is always bad if the weather is iffy.”