Crashes and road closures in Shropshire as drivers battle snow

There has been chaos on the roads in Shropshire today as drivers battled the elements and snow covered the ground.

Scene of the crash at the B4380 at Wroxeter
Scene of the crash at the B4380 at Wroxeter

A woman in her 70s became trapped in her car after it flipped and landed on its roof near Shrewsbury this morning.

Paramedics were sent to the scene in Alberbury Road, Ford, at about 10.45am.

Jamie Arrowsmith, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “A car overturned and was on its roof.

“A woman in her 70s was trapped because of damage to the car.

“She was extricated from the car with assistance from the fire service. She had minor injuries and was discharged at the scene.”

Meanwhile, the A49 was closed in both directions between the A5 and the B4370 after a two-car crash about 9am.

Traffic was diverted until 1.40pm, and many of the surrounding routes were left very busy.

Dan Butler, spokesman for West Mercia Police, said: “This was due to a number of collisions and vehicles skidding as a result of hazardous conditions caused by snowfall.”

An ambulance assessed two women in their 40s and discharged them on the scene with minor injuries.

The police and fire service were also called to the crash, and the fire service made the vehicles safe.

A van has crashed in Cockshutt

In another crash, a woman was taken to hospital after her car left the road on the B4380 in Wroxeter.

An ambulance was called to the scene about 8.45am and treated the woman in her 20s for chest and back pain.

Jamie Arrowsmith, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called at 8.46am to the B3480 in Wroxeter, near to the Constantine Junction, to reports of a single vehicle road traffic collision with the car having left the road. One ambulance attended the scene.

"We treated a woman in her 20s, for chest and back pain and transported her to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment."

Two cars were also involved in a crash in Much Wenlock this morning about 7.40am.

West Mercia Police spokeswoman Laura Maltby said: "Police were called to a report of a two vehicle collision on the A458 close to Much Wenlock at around 7.40am this morning.

"It involved a grey BMW X1 and a silver Peugeot 307."

Jamie Arrowsmith, spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We received a call at 7.54am to Shrewsbury Road in Much Wenlock to reports of a two car road traffic collision.

"One ambulance attended and we took a patient to the Princess Royal Hospital.

"A woman in her 20s - the driver of one of the cars - was treated at the hospital for neck pain. She managed to get herself out of the car, was immobilised and taken to hospital by paramedics."

There are also reports that police have decided to close the Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury.

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