Freezing rain causes traffic chaos on trans-Pennine route

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Emergency services in Cumbria have dealt with 97 crashes caused by freezing rain in less than six hours.

Drivers have been urged not to venture onto roads in the area. P.C Richard Gatland, Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit told the BBC "It is treacherous underneath".

Andy Scholfield, a lorry driver, had a lucky escape after his vehicle veered off the icy road. He describes hitting the ice with "no control whatsoever".

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