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Black Ice

Reported via mobile in the Snow and ice problem/winter salting category anonymously at 12:54, Wednesday 25 January 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

I travel down North Lee Lane every day to work as do alot of other people travelling to work or travelling through from Stone. It's great news that this particular road has been re-surfaced but this morning especially the road was covered from side to side in black ice. There was a serious accident this morning where a driver had skidded odd the road and into the field below. The car was on its side and luckily the driver was OK but couldn't get out her vehicle. But even though i wasn't travelling very fast i saw the accident and pressed my brakes only to slide sideways and nearly out of control - I must of slid about 50 yards before I gained some sort of traction nearly hitting an on coming vehicle. A driver behind me also lost control and ended up in the verge. Then I found out that this road isn't on the gritting map. How can this road not be on the agenda to be gritted? There are homes down there and is a very busy road now that HS2 have closed off Marsh Lane. This really has to be gritted in the winter otherwise this type of accident will occur time and time again eventually risking serious injury or even death.

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  • This has been passed to our Winter Maintenance Team.

    We have a pre agreed salting/gritting route which is determined prior to winter to allow us to plan out the routes. Whilst we unfortunately can’t salt every single road in the county, we do cover over 44% of the county’s road network, a figure well above the national average.

    Most precautionary (primary) salting will be carried out during the evening or overnight, to avoid higher levels of traffic.

    For information on how we decide which roads to salt and when, please visit our webpage: Winter Salting.

    Foot paths are not routinely salted however, when possible, they may be cleared and treated after snowfall.

    Salt bins are filled before and during the winter season as priorities allow. They are provided at various locations throughout the county, which we encourage the public to use to treat localised icy conditions if necessary.

    For more information, visit our website:Salt bins

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:54, Wednesday 25 January 2023

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