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On 23 Dec 2009 at 6:57am Lopster wrote:
the fears were right - Landport is a skating rink - cannot even walk across the pavement to the car because of the glazed surface - let alone risk driving, treacherous, the roads LOOK to be damp but don't be fooled total ice-out - already been a crash due to vehicle sliding straight across a junction
On 23 Dec 2009 at 7:13am SHS wrote:
A good warning Lopster, which I repeat - wait for the thaw! The Highways agency website has shown 3 accidents this morning closing the A27 in both directions. We cannot get out of our house due to the ice on the roads and pavements.
I wonder just how many people will have lost their lives this winter due to failure to grit roads and pavements (presumably due to lack of money)? I wonder how many workers at banks and other financial institutions would have lost their lives if this govt had not doubled the national debt to bail them out? Completely the wrong set of priorities, we need a peoples' revolt.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 7:13am spongebob wrote:
It's evil out there lopster...just had to abandon my car due to ice.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 8:03am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Reports of earth tremors on the Nevill this morning were caused by me landing on my unfeasibly large @rse when I went out to check if it's safe to drive. That black ice is a sneaky fekker.
At one point, the town was almost cut off, with the the A275 the only route still open. What on earth would have happened if there'd been a big fire or something requiring the presence of large numbers of emergency vehicles?
On 23 Dec 2009 at 9:52am Bongo wrote:
Heeeelp - I'm trapped!! I could skate to work, but my skates are in the car - which I cannont get to!
I've rung the Highways Agency in Ringmer, but Landport is not on their list and they will not come out to rescue us. Lovely!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:04am Dr Evil wrote:
How about rounding up some of the lads on benefit and fat women watching daytime TV (of which there are loads at Landport) and clear it yourselves
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:12am wanderer wrote:
bongo highways agency only do trunk roads es highways do local stuff they are different but you prob did ring the right ppl just the wrong name
On 23 Dec 2009 at 10:23am Bongo wrote:
The other gritters have been, but completely ignored our road - in fact they ignored most of the estate altogether. Arse!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 12:13pm Newshound wrote:
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GRITTING vehicles were unable to prevent ice forming on the roads this morning due to the rain.
The Highways Agency and East Sussex County Council, which have dual responsibility for roads across Lewes and Wealden districts, sent their vehicles out to treat the roads but could not stop the rain washing away the salt and creating more ice.
The dangerous icy conditions caused a number of accidents this morning and also meant the closure of several A-roads, including the A27 from Falmer to Polegate and the A26 from the Beddingham Roundabout to Drusilla's Zoo.
A spokeswoman from East Sussex County Council said: "The roads were gritted last night and this morning but the rain washed off the salt.
"And although the temperatures are above zero the roads are below zero, and so the rain froze to ice almost immediately."
A spokesman for the Highways Agency said its gritting vehicles were out on the roads at 5pm last night, 2am this morning and 5am this morning.
On 23 Dec 2009 at 3:16pm anti-Newshound wrote:
Did you read that crap before pressing Post Message? D'oh!
On 23 Dec 2009 at 3:46pm SAR wrote:
Register to read Express stories? Is this some kind of security feature to safeguard the unsuspecting public from reading their articles?

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