A fire engine and an ambulance were involved in a crash whilst responding to reports of a vehicle having left the road on black ice in Somerset this morning.
The scene, in Langport near Bridgewater, served as a stark warning to motorists across the country travelling on roads in sub-zero temperatures.
“They were on the way to a similar incident involving a separate private vehicle”, a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said.
Adding: “The fire engine became stuck by the side of the road. No one was harmed in the incident and officers were sent to the scene to provide welfare support.
“Several other fire appliances had been sent to deal with the original incident and the people involved were also safe and well.
“This highlights the dangers of black ice, even for well trained and experienced drivers. With freezing conditions expected to continue into the weekend, we advise people to take extra care on the roads and only travel if absolutely essential.”
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