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More than 100 road accidents as ice causes problems across Cumbria

Freezing rain has created lethal conditions across Cumbria today.

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Ooyah! Bruised buttocks for me after a hefty tumble near the cathedral. Smirking onlookers didn't help either.

Posted by Stacey Robinson on 9 February 2012 at 14:23

Less areas get gritted to save money, yet the cost of people being treated in A&E, sick pay while recovering etc obviously was never factored into the calculations.

Not to mention the Gritters that drive around with nothing actually coming out of them is this just so the council can say the roads were treated.

Posted by Mark on 9 February 2012 at 14:05

Bev, you are responsible for your own actions.

We are trying to get away from a Nanny State, not create one!

Posted by Ian on 9 February 2012 at 13:51

Bev its not the councils fault,if they grit the roads & paths then the rain washes the salt away then it freezes.Thats just Nature

Posted by John on 9 February 2012 at 13:22

Get a grip people i was driving around this morning and had no problems and had a nice walk about and haven't had any difficulties at all. Maybe its cause I realised it was icy so I.slowed down. Well done to.the council for getting the roads well gritted keep up the good work.

Posted by tom on 9 February 2012 at 13:17

just makes me wonder how many will be putting claims in against the council because they cant take care of themselves........

Posted by rob on 9 February 2012 at 13:02

The pavements have been ridiculous this morning. At 22 weeks pregnant I slipped and fell outside Tullie house when trying to cross the road to go to work. Typical council don't grit pavements but expect the NHS to pick up the pieces with a very full A & E department.

Posted by Bev on 9 February 2012 at 12:46

As I walked to work past chivers sports and peter tysons there were staff members throwing grit on the paths and roads making it safer for us to walk on.After walking at snails pace before this it was a pleasing sight.Many thanks to those people.

Posted by james on 9 February 2012 at 09:31

After doing a pritty good impression of Bambi its safe to say I will be staying put. Sheet ice cant even get to my car.

Posted by jo on 9 February 2012 at 08:54

Tullie street area is really bad. the cobbles already facilitated a near miss there as i was on my way to work this morning.

Posted by Lee on 9 February 2012 at 08:46

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