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No gritting around junction of Rugby Road/Barby Lane/Onley Lane

Reported in the Icy Road category anonymously at 08:43, Fri 29 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 11 minutes later. ref: 1867454.

There has been an accident this morning at the notorious dangerous bend and the roads are very icy and slippy. No gritting appears to have taken place.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:54, Fri 29 November 2019

  • Gritter was sent and there is also a grit bin close by for self help on the highway

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:07, Tue 3 December 2019

  • Hi 5 cars have now gone off the road in this location. Junction of Onley Lane and Barby Lane at the bottom of cart hill. Grit Bin needs URGENTLY FILLING This is a NCC grit bin. If this route is not routinely gritted, please review your policy. Thanks

    Posted by Catherine Camp Parish Clerk at 12:41, Saturday 18 January 2020

  • If you are not going to grit this junction then you need to provide alternative protection to prevent cars from ending up in the deep ditch.

    Perhaps it’s time to install a crash barrier.

    There have been many accidents over the years around this bend/junction. It’s not long ago that there was a near fatal accident when a car crashed into the ditch and caught fire. It was only the prompt intervention from a person in a passing vehicle who managed to drag the driver out, who suffered severe burns and other injuries, that saved his life.

    Posted anonymously at 09:47, Sunday

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