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SteveH

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« Reply #945 on: January 30, 2019, 02:36:08 PM »
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Hearing rumors about road conditions on the Orme, lot of snow causing small accidents, cars sliding into each other, Police are in attendance.
Motorists urged to stay off Llandudno's Great Orme after minor crashes

Warning on Facebook urging people not to drive on the Great Orme unless necessary after being involved in one of the minor crashes.
"Our car slid straight into the wall, I couldn't stop it. It did some damage to our bumper and wing."

Another Llandudno resident said they stopped a further three drivers from heading to the summit because of the danger it posed.
North Wales Police received one report of an accident in the area at about 8.30am on Wednesday morning.

The road traffic collision (RTC), which involved one vehicle, took place on Bryniau Road near Church Crescent but no one was injured.
Police have urged motorists to take care when driving on the roads during the snowy conditions.
"Please consider your journey, drive safely, slow down and be mindful of the conditions."    ref Pioneer

     

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« Reply #946 on: January 30, 2019, 06:30:28 PM »
Thanks for posting that article Steve,  it made me remember a similar incident there a few years ago.   The Medz who had a good view of that area posted about an accident near the traffic lights on the Great Orme in similar Wintery conditions.
The first photo is of a house, which was originally a shop and it is on the junction of Old Road and Ty Gwyn Road and a car coming down the Great Orme slid and caused structural damage to the property.    It was deemed unsafe by the authorities and the tenant had to evacuate the property.
The last time I walked past the place I noticed that a number of bollards had been put around the front of the property to save a similar thing happening again

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« Reply #947 on: January 31, 2019, 12:06:46 PM »
 Snow, sleet and freezing fog in North Wales with temperatures set to drop to -8C




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« Reply #948 on: January 31, 2019, 02:15:44 PM »
Hugo,     Ouch, I think I would want more than a few bollards, if I lived there...... they are reporting up to nine cars getting into trouble yesterday.

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« Reply #949 on: January 31, 2019, 02:36:22 PM »
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Hugo,     Ouch, I think I would want more than a few bollards, if I lived there...... they are reporting up to nine cars getting into trouble yesterday.
Just because CCBC didn't grit the road. As it's a known black spot every time it freezes, I wonder if it would be feasible to bring a Civil action against them for negligence. 
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« Reply #950 on: January 31, 2019, 03:07:43 PM »
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Hugo,     Ouch, I think I would want more than a few bollards, if I lived there...... they are reporting up to nine cars getting into trouble yesterday.

Me too Steve and that structural damage wasn't the first time that that property was hit by a vehicle

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« Reply #951 on: January 31, 2019, 11:06:00 PM »
If coping with icy conditions wasn't bad enough,  you get this motorist driving the wrong way down the  A55  -

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« Reply #952 on: February 01, 2019, 08:16:24 AM »
Today's "Headline News' on BBC was 'Heavy snow sweeps across Britain', which demonstrated the BBC's Southerly bias all too clearly. The main snowfall didn't even make it up here, yesterday, and the depths reported in the worst hit areas were only two or three inches.  So it was neither 'heavy' nor 'sweeping across Britain', other than in the most generous interpretation.

It continues to irritate that the BBC judges news importance according to its geographical location.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

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« Reply #953 on: February 01, 2019, 09:00:55 AM »
You are quite correct in what you say Ian, but I'm glad in this instance that they are wrong about the snow in this area as I've dug out my drive and a neighbours 4 times already this week.
The north & south divide does exist even here in Wales and it's quite annoying at times

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« Reply #954 on: February 03, 2019, 02:45:16 PM »
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« Reply #955 on: February 05, 2019, 03:13:24 PM »
"Treacherous" road on Llandudno's Great Orme "not a first priority" for gritters.

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« Reply #956 on: February 06, 2019, 01:38:48 PM »
Road improvements will start 18th February until 22nd March at Asda Crossroads, Conwy Road, Llandudno. They will be widening the road in front of the Fire/Ambulance station & also widening the pedestrian crossing. The right turn at the traffic lights from the retail park into Asda will be removed. Improvements are being made to the crossroads on Conwy Road to make it safer for pedestrians & to speed up the traffic light sequence.

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« Reply #957 on: February 06, 2019, 03:33:49 PM »
There is a four way traffic light system in place in Kinmel Bay at the moment and Mrs H was travelling from Rhyl  this week when she had to stop at the lights.
She noticed some "amber gamblers"  while the other lights were changing so when it was her turn to move off she waited for the green light to come on then she moved off.
About half way across another motorist from a different direction nearly rammed into her car, only managing to come to a stop inches from her door.
He had obviously come through the lights while they were on red, thankfully no one was hurt or the vehicles damaged but it could easily have been so different
If anyone else is going in that direction please proceed with caution as there are nutters on the road

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« Reply #958 on: February 06, 2019, 03:40:47 PM »
Another nutter on the road, this time on the A470 by Dolwyddelan


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« Reply #959 on: February 11, 2019, 01:11:52 PM »
The truth about which age group is REALLY the most dangerous on the road
Statistics from North Wales Police have shed light on who is involved in or causes more crashes.

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Information from the Ministry of Justice shows how many people have been disqualified.

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