Ice caution for Northern Motorway after crash

Ice is making driving conditions difficult in parts of the South this morning, with one motorist skidding off the road on Dunedin's Northern Motorway.

NZ Transport Agency has issued a caution for ice for the section of SH1 between Dunedin and Waitati and motorists have also been warned of freezing conditions in other parts of Otago.

A police spokeswoman said it was called to a crash on SH1 4km north of Dunedin at 6.20am.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle skidded off the road.

St John was called and the driver was taken to Dunedin Hospital.

A passing motorist said the car ended up off the road and down a bank.

Police were also called to a two car crash at the intersection between Ward St and Anzac Ave just after 7am.

No-one was injured and no detail was recorded about whether the crash was ice related.

Queenstown Lakes District Council warned of the potential for ice to form around daybreak with temperatures hovering between -2degC and -4degC in large parts of the region as of about 6.30am.

The Central Otago District Council said temperatures were hovering between -3deg and -5degC as of about 6am.

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