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Is Your Road Clear & Driveable?

On 9 Jan 2010 at 3:39pm Digga wrote:
Thought I might start a thread to inform others to the state of roads around the town. Please put the name of your road, and whether it's clear or not. By driveable, I mean driving on clear tarmac or concrete with no risk of skidding.
Eridge Green - Ice (undriveable)
Landport Road - Ice (undriveable)
On 9 Jan 2010 at 3:52pm snow patrol wrote:
Blois road icy
Crisp road icy
well most of landport
On 9 Jan 2010 at 3:56pm Jerry wrote:
Nevill Estate - Unless you have a 4x4 its a no go!
On 9 Jan 2010 at 4:51pm Sam Spam wrote:
Pells was clear until some total helmet parked across the road in a Jag, it's slipped out of the way now but the roads are still lethal!....cam a right cropper earlier and feel a bit sick (know from rugby days that this may be slight concussion)....
On 9 Jan 2010 at 6:00pm LofL wrote:
Sun Street - perfectly driveable
Toronto Terrace where I've been parked - very icy. I don't think I'll be able to move my car for days. Any ideas?
On 9 Jan 2010 at 6:55pm old timer wrote:
Vallance Road treacherous
On 9 Jan 2010 at 7:43pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Spences Lane/Orchard Road/Spences Field - Patchy gritted areas, mainly ice and snow. Certainly there'll be no cars coming up Spences Field this evening.
On 9 Jan 2010 at 7:46pm eagleman wrote:
bishopstone un-drivable
On 9 Jan 2010 at 9:48pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
Landport's not exactly "undrivable". I've been out today (FWD car) and whilst you've got to be careful, it's by no means impassable.
On 9 Jan 2010 at 10:01pm cliffe wrote:
morris road dont try, same with farncombe and foundery x
On 10 Jan 2010 at 12:21am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Avenue dirveable, but Bradford road not - do not even try. Irelands lane and de montford still bad.
On 10 Jan 2010 at 11:26am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
You might get down Mount Harry Road, but I don't fancy your chances of getting up it. Might be ok in a 4x4.
On 10 Jan 2010 at 11:57am Lewis Button wrote:
I was doing 90 down the bypass just now so thats ok. It cleared the snow off my roof too which was a bonus
On 10 Jan 2010 at 3:00pm Rookie wrote:
Nevill is still very bad. Can't get the car out.
On 11 Jan 2010 at 9:35am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Mount Harry Road still only passable downhill, and Mr C-T reports a nasty patch of black ice near the junction with Windover Crescent!
On 11 Jan 2010 at 10:53am Nosey wrote:
ACT: Do you know Chum?
On 11 Jan 2010 at 11:32am Anon wrote:
Genius planning by road gritters let's grit Windover Crescent (the one on the right as you go up Mount Harry) 3 times in 24 hours and leave the bus route part of windover crescent alone not once in 5 days.
On 11 Jan 2010 at 12:51pm Commuter wrote:
Malling isn't too bad unless you want to get down the side roads, they are still very icy in places.
On 11 Jan 2010 at 2:30pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Pmsl re the gritting! Bleddy idiots. I don't know why they don't just grit the bus route when they do Nevill Road, it would hardly take them out of their way and the hill between the green and the lights could have a double dose of grit, which wouldn't hurt. By the time they tried to grit the top of the Nevill, the lorry couldn't get beyond East Way.
No, Nosey, I don't have a chum called Chum.
On 11 Jan 2010 at 2:49pm Alex wrote:
For pedestrians, the path that connects the High Street to Rotten Row running alongside ESCC car park is melting a bit now, but was a sheet of ice from the High Street end to the gate half way down which leads to the side entrance for ESCC offices. The bottom half, which council employees use, is literally carpeted with grit, including snowball sized lumps just sitting on top. When I first saw that I had to laugh at the breathtaking contempt ESCC has shown for anyone in Lewes who doesn't work for them.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 9:28am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Well, Mr C-T seems to have managed to get his van moved at last (at least, he hasn't reappeared after setting off for work over an hour ago) so it seems likely that it's now possible to get up Mount Harry Road.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 10:39am Taff wrote:
Is it strange that I have not seen a cyclist on the pavement for a week now?
On 12 Jan 2010 at 11:02am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I saw one this morning, but he was pushing his bike, so I suppose he was really a pedestrian.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 11:41pm Lance Armstrong wrote:
Andrew Richardson in a FWD? How the times have-a-changed!
On 13 Jan 2010 at 7:56am SuM wrote:
re County Hall - although I'm sure they need to ensure their employees health and safety - the contrast between the road through the county hall car park and the icy pavements in the St Anne's Hill and Church area was extreme. I walked through the county hall car park. Must have been about the clearest road in Lewes!
On 13 Jan 2010 at 1:48pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
That's Front Wheel Drive, not 4WD, Lance. Shouldn't you be training for the Tour? Oh, and I've been using a mountain bike as well (bit sketchy, that.)

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