Monday, 13 December 2010

Ice on the Roads Easing Congestion

On the Welsh 'Daily Post' news web site:

BLACK ice caused traffic chaos on the A55 for the third day running.
North Wales’ busiest road was closed for more than five hours yesterday after an articulated lorry jack-knifed into crash barriers near Llangefni on Anglesey.
Until repairs are completed just one lane will be open in each direction for a short distance.
The crash, which also involved a black Renault Clio, happened at 6.50am and police were forced to close the carriageway in both directions while the wreckage was cleared.
The last pieces were removed shortly after midday and one lane in each direction was re-opened on the stretch between junction six at Llangefni and junction seven at Gaerwen.
One eye witness said: “It was a huge Boots lorry which had jack-knifed across the whole carriageway.
“I spoke to one of the traffic officers and he said it was suspected black ice. The lorry had obviously hit a patch of it and skidded. The roads are treacherous.”
The fire service and paramedics were also called to the scene, but no-one was hurt. A diversion was put in place on to the A5 at Pentre Berw.

Now have  a close look at the truck  . .

(Click to enlarge the image if necessary)


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