HEAVY snow and ice on the road is believed to have played a part in a single car accident at Gordon where a woman ran off the road and hit a tree on Friday.
The woman in her 20s remained trapped in her car after she hit ice and ran off the Western Freeway about 12pm.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the woman was taken to Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital with leg and chest injuries.
She is in a stable condition.
Ballarat Highway Patrol Sergeant Stuart Gale said there had been no other accidents in the region on Friday, despite the dangerous weather conditions.
"But people need to remain vigilant," he said.
"Slow down, drive to the conditions, be patient, use headlights in adverse conditions and fog lights if you have them and just be take care on icy roads."