Police warn after three accidents on one road due to ice on A41 bypass in Kings Langley

Watford Observer: Weather warning issued after three accidents on one road Weather warning issued after three accidents on one road

Three car accidents occurred on a particularly icy stretch of a Kings Langley road yesterday and the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for drivers.

Police were called to the A41 bypass at 7.26am after a car and bus crashed into each other.

The car turned onto its side and the driver, a woman in her 40s, had to be cut from the vehicle. An ambulance attended the scene but the woman was not injured.

While police were at the scene, two other cars came off the same road in unrelated incidents.

Hertfordshire Constabulary contacted the Highways Agency due to concerns about ice and they later gritted the road.

The Met Office has issued a warning of possible icy stretches on roads in south west Hertfordshire.

The warning is valid from 5pm today to 10am tomorrow.

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5:27pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Watford Voice of reason says...

As there have been several incidents at the same point in the road, perhaps gritting the road before accidents occur, would be the best idea and use of tax payers' money!

The same section of the A41 was closed from the M25 roundabout yesterday at 8:30am when I was out and none of the road appeared to have been gritted, yet it was icy.
As there have been several incidents at the same point in the road, perhaps gritting the road before accidents occur, would be the best idea and use of tax payers' money! The same section of the A41 was closed from the M25 roundabout yesterday at 8:30am when I was out and none of the road appeared to have been gritted, yet it was icy. Watford Voice of reason
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7:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

watfoid says...

Herts council have said that the road was gritted overnight when this happened last time but everyone blamed them anyway. Gritting only reduces the risk of skidding on ice but it does not guarantee safety.

I don't know why there is this expectation of the right to drive fast no matter what the weather, and then blame the council if there's a crash. Whether or not a road has been gritted, if it's icy, slow down. Simple.
Herts council have said that the road was gritted overnight when this happened last time but everyone blamed them anyway. Gritting only reduces the risk of skidding on ice but it does not guarantee safety. I don't know why there is this expectation of the right to drive fast no matter what the weather, and then blame the council if there's a crash. Whether or not a road has been gritted, if it's icy, slow down. Simple. watfoid
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