Gritter upturned on icy road in Shropshire

This gritter skidded onto its side in heavy snow in the Shropshire village of Wentnor.

The Highways Agency reports that a number of roads have been closed due to accidents and is advising drivers to avoid all but the most critical of journeys.

An upturned gritter in Wentnor, Shropshire
An upturned gritter in Wentnor, Shropshire Credit: Shaun Culliss

Read: Advice for drivers in the snow


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