Council tweets about not gritting the roads – the night before 37 crashes in the area

A country lane in Saxlingham, Norfolk, after heavy snowfall.
A country lane in Saxlingham, Norfolk, after heavy snowfall.

Norfolk County Council has been left red-faced after a mix-up saw a 'gleeful' tweet about not gritting the roads sent out – just hours before a spate of car crashes across the area.

The council responded to a question with a rhyming tweet, proclaiming: "The sun has got its hat on, the weather's mild and bright, the sun has got its hat on and there's no gritting tonight."