Firefighters have released a man trapped in his car in the early hours of this morning.
The incident happened at approximately 3.30am on Longton Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent.
"We would urge drivers to be extra careful on the roads during the freezing weather," said Station Manager, Mark Wilson.
The male motorist was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Following the incident the road remained closed to traffic for several hours as Highways Agency staff, supported by water board officials, worked to clear additional ice on the road, believed to have been caused by a burst water main.