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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Grit Watch: Tell us what conditions are like across Cumbria

A new fleet of gritters and a mountain of grit. Cumbria County Council says it is ready for this winter's icy blast.

Have your say

I do not expect our minor roads to be gritted, we are quite capable, and do spread grit ourselves, when it is there to do so, it is both easier and nearer for us to travel towards Causeway to gain access to the A6, if we travelled towards Wreay village, and there was no grit, we would get stuck in the bottom of 2 steep hills!!!!
I would like to add, following an e-mail to our county councillor, grit was delivered on saturday and if the weather arrives what is forecast, for this weekend, we will be ready!!! you may find this minor road is a busy road, especially at peak times.

Posted by Joyce on 8 January 2013 at 20:53

maybe the grit will fill in the potholes!!!!!

Posted by anon on 6 January 2013 at 20:28

I think we should have a cumbria pot hole watch also in the news and star my car is going to be no good for anything before long

Posted by Tammy on 28 December 2012 at 22:46

Plough Inn, try reading the comment by Joyce again, she has not said the route should be gritted just that the grits piles should be replenished, something the council should be doing anyway and fails badly at.

Posted by Me on 22 December 2012 at 03:42

Joyce, if you simply drive towards Carlisle then the use Newbiggin road to access the A6 you will find the roads are gritted. Stop expecting a minor, little travelled country back road to be prioritised above major routes or those with more than 2 cars a day using them. This detor would take no more than 5 minutes and is the route I use from the village to the A6 during winter.

Posted by Plough Inn on 21 December 2012 at 12:01

I 1st requested grit heaps to be replenished 30th Nov from A6 into Wreay village, I have phoned 5 times since, today being the latest,to no avail,my husband grits the roads when necessary or we would not be able to travel to the A6.Considering there is tons of grit at Low Hurst, only 1 mile from us I cannot believe it takes so long to fulfill my request!!!!! Who do I contact next?

Posted by Joyce on 19 December 2012 at 22:27

If you think this winter is bad, wait until next year after the 90 posts are made redundant in the next Cumbria County Council highways restructure in May.

There wont be anybody left to grit the roads.

Posted by ccc worker on 18 December 2012 at 19:55

they should bring back the old ways n grit bus routes and the like before there is a real nasty accident

Posted by me on 18 December 2012 at 00:54

The road to wreay is horrific. Never gets gritted and its a school route. Makes me laugh that the gritters are based on that road too. For the safety of all the children that go to wreay school please grit that road.

Posted by Ann on 18 December 2012 at 00:48

Berkelley Grange hill is so dangerous......Ive seen many drivers come down the hill taking great care and then skid out into on coming traffic on Newtown Road....It is only a matter of time until some poor pedestrian is going to be very badly injured or worse.

Posted by anon on 17 December 2012 at 21:02

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