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Cold weather carnage on Cumbria’s icy roads

COLLISIONS on Cumbria’s roads caused chaos as cold weather and ice affected driving conditions.

CRASH SCENE: There was a collision on the A590 near the Kimberly-Clark factory in Barrow yesterday as icy roads started to take a toll on the county’s motoristsHARRY ATKINSON REF: 50040638B002

The A5092 near Spark Bridge was closed in both directions after a one-car collision in the early hours of yesterday morning involving a Suzuki.

An ambulance was called but the female driver, who was aged 43 and from Millom, escaped uninjured.

Her car however, later set on fire and the road was closed from 2am, to allow repairs to be made to the surface. Motorists were diverted via the Red Lion pub in Lowick.

The A595 was also shut for several hours yesterday morning after a crash near Millom. Police and an ambulance attended the incident at Buckman Brow, near Thwaites, where a lorry and a van towing a trailer collided.

It happened just before 6.30am. The lorry driver, who was aged 31 and from Millom, suffered leg and hip injuries and was taken to Furness General Hospital. A Renault Clio camper was also damaged when it collided with the debris from the crash.

Police made the scene safe and the road was reopened at 11.15am.

There was another incident on the A595 at Askam in Ireleth Road near the Abbey Heights junction involving a car, however no one was injured.

And early morning traffic in Barrow was disrupted after a car was damaged in a collision in Park Road near Kimberly-Clark.

A stretch of road, dubbed ‘The Struggle’, between the Kirkstone Pass Inn and Ambleside was shut on Sunday for safety reasons but reopened yesterday afternoon.

Cumbria police said a number of collisions were reported yesterday and are advising motorists to extra care on the roads.

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Ridiculous headline. Carnage? Do you actually realise what it means, EM.
Carnage Meaning and Definition. (n.) Flesh of slain animals or men. (n.) Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.
Hardly appropriate for a couple of minor prangs.

Posted by Charles on 7 November 2012 at 09:43

The Daily Mail strikes again, sorry Evening Daily Mail or is it Daily Evening Mail?

Posted by Tony on 6 November 2012 at 18:13

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