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Tim Farron MP: "Action must be taken" on A684

MP Tim Farron has demanded that action be taken on the A684 Kendal to Sedbergh road at Lily Mere near Killington following a number of accidents in the area in recent years.

The latest is the death of motorcyclist 48-year-old Garry Sharp yesterday afternoon.

“It’s clear that something has happened after this road was resurfaced. Those people having accidents, or near misses, are locals who drive from Kendal to Sedbergh every day and know the road. But more and more people are reporting that it’s really slippy after rain – much more so than it used to be.

“We’ve been lucky so far in that the accidents have generally been at low speed, and not serious. But something must be done urgently before a serious accident occurs.

“At the very least I’d imagine an immediate speed restriction during wet weather needs to be brought in, but the council really do need to get to the root of the problem quickly – even if that means resurfacing the road again.”

– Tim Farron MP

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