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Car overturns on A228 near Hoo as blanket of thick fog covers Kent and Met Office issues weather alert

14 March 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Drivers were warned to take extra care on Kent's roads today after a car overturned as large parts of the county were again covered by a blanket of thick fog.

A 25-year-old man has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A228, near Hoo, that closed the road in both directions this morning.
 
It is believed he lost control of his car, which ended up on its roof, as he was nearing a roundabout in thick fog at about 6am.
Fog has been badly affecting driving in Kent. File picture

Fog has been badly affecting driving in Kent. File picture

The smash came as visibility fell to below 300ft in many areas this morning - and down to 150ft in some places.

It led to difficult driving conditions during the rush-hour, with disruption during journeys to work and school.

The crash near Hoo happened at the Dux Court Road and Bell's Lane junction of the Peninsular Way when the man's green Mondeo hit the roundabout, drove straight over it and then flipped onto its roof.

The driver was able to get out of the car before the emergency services arrived.
 
But when firefighters from Strood and Hoo stations got there, he was complaining of neck pain. 
 
The crew put a stiff neck collar on him until paramedics arrived and then they took him to hospital as a precaution. 
Drivers were warned to take extra care in the fog

Drivers were warned to take extra care in the fog

Strood watch manager Marc Rosier said: "The message is drive to the conditions, visibility is poor, put your fog lights on and reduced your speed."
 
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog in the region.

A spokesman said: "The public should be aware of the likelihood of difficult driving conditions and some travel disruption."

Forecasters said fog was expected to clear in most areas by about 11am.

After the fog clears, temperatures are set to reach 15C this weekend - with sunny spells over the weekend and highs of 16C on Sunday.

For more on Kent's weather, click here.


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