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Council defend stretch of "slippy" A684 road

Cumbria County Council have released a statement in response to comments being made that a road near Sedbergh has become dangerous since it was resurfaced.

It follows the death of a motorcyclist on the A684 yesterday afternoon.

“This section of the A684 near Killington is structurally sound, having been resurfaced 4 years ago.

"We have become aware that some vehicles have been losing traction when the surface is wet and we are now undertaking a detailed investigation.

“We have already erected ‘Slippery Road’ signs advising drivers to take care and today we are introducing an advisory 20mph speed limit along this section of road.

"We will also be putting in place a speed indicator device which will further remind drivers to slow down if they are travelling too fast.

“This road was last resurfaced about four years ago – not earlier this summer as has been claimed. We have added this affected length of road to next year’s surface dressing programme which is the soonest that it can be done effectively.

“There have been five reported slight injury accidents and two reported damage only accidents in the last three years, on this section of road.”

– A spokesperson for Cumbria County Counci

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