BLACK ice caused a car to career off the road and into a tree, police said.

Blackburn with Darwen neighbourhood police teams advised road users to approach Bolton Road, just south of Darwen, with caution after a vehicle skidded off the road and hit a tree this morning.

Police said the section between Ocean Palace restaurant and the turning for Green Arms Road was particularly hazardous.

No one was injured but the council was called to remove the tree, along with other debris from the road side.

The council also re-gritted the area.