WATCH: Gritter struggles in icy conditions in Northumberland

The Gazette’s photographer Jane Coltman had a close shave earlier today as an icy road caused problems for a camper van and gritting lorry.

Nonetheless, she still managed to capture this video of the incident, which took place on the road between High and Low Newton.

The gritter and camper van on the hill.

The gritter and camper van on the hill.

A camper van was struggling to climb the hill and when Jane stepped on the brakes, she slid into the verge before having to wait and watch while the gritter tried to pass but also got into difficulty.

It took the gritter three attempts to make it up the hill and at one point it started to slide back down towards the other vehicle.