Sussex Police warns drivers about black ice

POLICE in Sussex are warning early morning drivers to be aware of deceptive black ice.

Between midnight and 7.45am today, January 28, there have been more than 40 crashes on the county’s roads, mainly in rural areas. More than 30 of these have involved single vehicles sliding off the road because of the difficulty in spotting the ice.

So far none of the incidents is reported to have caused serious injury but a police spokesman said: “Rush hour drivers are urged to take it easy on the roads, especially outside towns. The ice cannot readily be spotted, so please slow down and allow extra time for your journey.”