'Only drive if necessary': Police warning after five collisions in thirty minutes

POLICE have warned motorists to only travel if necessary after a spate of accidents in South Cumbria tonight.

Officers were first called out at 6.09pm to a two vehicle collision on the M6 Northbound near Kendal.

And then at 6.21pm following a three vehicle collision on the A590 Eastbound near Milnthorpe and a minute later to a one vehicle collision at Blawith, Ulverston.

Collisions followed at 6.31pm following a two vehicle collision on the M6 Southbound near Kendal and at 6.34pm to a two vehicle collision at Lindale.

A police spokesman said: "There are believed to be no serious injuries at this time in any of the five collisions however Police want to take this opportunity ask motorists to drive only if necessary.

"If you have to travel please slow down and drive with care. The roads are very icy and motorists must adjust to this."

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8:32pm Thu 19 Dec 13

hogheaven says...

Have the gritters been out tonight?
Have the gritters been out tonight? hogheaven

9:40pm Thu 19 Dec 13

scotty_4690 says...

I saw gritters in the crooklands area around 6:00pm tonight. It's more like people should drive to the conditions of the road. There was slushy snow/hailstone on the motorway when I went down it from crooklands and people were still flying past at 80mph plus.
I saw gritters in the crooklands area around 6:00pm tonight. It's more like people should drive to the conditions of the road. There was slushy snow/hailstone on the motorway when I went down it from crooklands and people were still flying past at 80mph plus. scotty_4690

9:42pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Lakeuk says...

hogheaven wrote:
Have the gritters been out tonight?
Gritters wouldn't have helped with this freak weather, one second it was clear road then the next heavy hailstone and lightening with an inch of hailstones whiting out the dual carriage way
[quote][p][bold]hogheaven[/bold] wrote: Have the gritters been out tonight?[/p][/quote]Gritters wouldn't have helped with this freak weather, one second it was clear road then the next heavy hailstone and lightening with an inch of hailstones whiting out the dual carriage way Lakeuk

10:54pm Thu 19 Dec 13

TwoHat says...

Not much point gritting when the roads are running with water.
Not much point gritting when the roads are running with water. TwoHat

7:05am Fri 20 Dec 13

hogheaven says...

I guessed that must be the issue, freak weather , but I agree with Scotty drivers still driving at inappropriate speed for the conditions. We seem to be also back to the old lemon of drivers not using headlights when its raining dull or nearly dark. Have you noticed it always seems to be black or grey cars that are the culprit?
I guessed that must be the issue, freak weather , but I agree with Scotty drivers still driving at inappropriate speed for the conditions. We seem to be also back to the old lemon of drivers not using headlights when its raining dull or nearly dark. Have you noticed it always seems to be black or grey cars that are the culprit? hogheaven

8:59am Fri 20 Dec 13

tictoc1 says...

I hope the people involved in the accidents are ok.
I hope the people involved in the accidents are ok. tictoc1

9:30am Fri 20 Dec 13

nixon1 says...

What a moronic comment. Grit would have no affect on the weather we had yesterday afternoon/early evening, non what so ever.

But, where theres blame theres a claim and as you can't claim agaisnt nature it's alot easier to blame the local authority.
What a moronic comment. Grit would have no affect on the weather we had yesterday afternoon/early evening, non what so ever. But, where theres blame theres a claim and as you can't claim agaisnt nature it's alot easier to blame the local authority. nixon1

9:35am Fri 20 Dec 13

nixon1 says...

nixon1 wrote:
What a moronic comment. Grit would have no affect on the weather we had yesterday afternoon/early evening, non what so ever. But, where theres blame theres a claim and as you can't claim agaisnt nature it's alot easier to blame the local authority.
Sorry, i feel bad now. It wasn't a moronic comment, just a bit silly.
[quote][p][bold]nixon1[/bold] wrote: What a moronic comment. Grit would have no affect on the weather we had yesterday afternoon/early evening, non what so ever. But, where theres blame theres a claim and as you can't claim agaisnt nature it's alot easier to blame the local authority.[/p][/quote]Sorry, i feel bad now. It wasn't a moronic comment, just a bit silly. nixon1

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