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Old December 7th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #81
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Cumbrian bridge collapses - and others unsafe

Last updated at 22:21, Sunday, 06 December 2015

The bridge at Pooley Bridge has collapsed.

Cumbria Police has confirmed that the bridge has fallen into the river, and is urging people to avoid the area.

Police also say part of the bridge over the River Eden at Appleby has reportedly collapsed.

A spokesman said: "The bridge on Warwick Road remains under water in Carlisle, and the road remains closed. Our advice is to not walk or drive across any bridges that are under water as they may be unsafe and could pose a danger to life.

"When the water subsides the bridges will be checked by highway engineers and declared safe before they can be used."

Cumbria Police revealed there are also concerns over the integrity of Appleby bridge - in The Sands area - which could be affected by structural damage.

The advice is to not cross the bridge until advised.

A full list of bridges is below:

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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #82
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Latest: Hardwicke Circus in Carlisle

Last updated at 10:25, Tuesday, 08 December 2015

One of the busiest stretches of road in Carlisle remains closed this morning - and it is not known when it will reopen.



Hardwicke Circus and Castle Way were badly damaged during the weekend's floods and repair and clean-up work is underway.

There is not, however, any indication as to when they will reopen.

Road closures in place today are:

The A69 in both directions between the A689 at Brampton and J43 of the M6 at Carlisle
The A595 Castle Way between Hardwicke Circus in Carlisle and Belle Vue roundabout in Papcastle
The B6412 in Temple Sowerby between the Station Road and A66 junctions
The A686 in Langwathby between the B6412 and Salkeld Road
The A5086 between between Derwent Street and Wakefield Road in Cockermouth
The B5320 in Pooley Bridge between the A592 and Church Croft
The A592 between Greenside Road, Glenridding and the B5320 at Pooley Bridge
The A591 between the B5322 at Back Lane, Legburthwaite and Pye Lane, Grasmere
The B5289 in both directions at Borrowdale Road, Keswick
The B6259 between the A685 and Warcop Road in Kirkby Stephen

As a result, traffic is heavy on the bypass, Dalston Road and London Road heading towards the city centre.

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Rotten luck for Carlisle. I was living there the last time it was flooded and this one looks even worse. Shame. The Warwick road area is a nice part of town. There's a lot of really nice old houses round there that are going to be badly devalued.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 11:29 AM   #84
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Rotten luck for Carlisle. I was living there the last time it was flooded and this one looks even worse. Shame. The Warwick road area is a nice part of town. There's a lot of really nice old houses round there that are going to be badly devalued.
Yeah it's terrible what has happened to Carlisle and the whole area, --our hearts go out to all those people,---just got to hope things improve for all.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 12:16 PM   #85
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Friday: Latest on road, bridge and school closures

Last updated at 09:21, Friday, 11 December 2015

A string of closures remain in place today while more unsettled weather is on the way.

Fresh weather warnings have been issued for Cumbria this weekend.

The Met Office has put in place yellow warnings of snow and rain which are valid from tomorrow morning.

A spokesman said: “There is a low likelihood of this being sufficiently heavy and prolonged as to lead to some flooding of properties and parts of communities, as well as some travel disruption.

“However, any impacts are not expected to be as widespread or severe as those observed last weekend.”

Between 20 to 40 mm rainfall is expected with up to 60 mm on high ground.

A chief forecaster said as the rain encounters colder air across northern England it may turn to snow and a covering of between 5 to 10 cm is expected above about 200m.

"Whilst this would reduce the risk of flooding, it may lead to some travel disruption, especially where flooded roads have been closed and more minor routes are in greater use.

"This development is associated with a high degree of uncertainty, especially regarding the track and timing of the depression, and this alert will be kept under review," he said.

The warning of rain comes into force at 9am tomorrow. It is followed by a warning of rain and snow, valid from midday. While this is in force temperatures in Carlisle are expected to sit between 3C and 5C.

The warnings are expected to expired by about midnight tomorrow but unsettled weather patterns are expected to continue into next week.

FLOOD WARNINGS Two flood warning remain in place this morning for Keswick Campsite and the River Eden at Carlisle which covers Rickerby Park, Swifts and Stoneyholme Golf Courses.

There are also five flood alerts where people should be prepared for flooding at:

Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake
Lower River Eden
Rivers Lowther and Eamont

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “River levels remain high following heavy rainfall over the weekend. Forecast scattered showers will continue into Friday with generally small rainfall amounts We expect river and lake levels to remain high.”

BRIDGES The north of Carlisle remains cut off from the city due to the ongoing closure of Eden Bridge.

Cumbria County Council is due to complete an underwater inspection of the bridge but this cannot be done due to high water levels. The council said it will not be reopened to traffic or pedestrians until it is found to be structurally safe.

Eden Bridge is one of a number of bridges across the county which the county council say will remain closed until water levels recede and inspections can be carried out.

Closed bridges in north and west Cumbria are:

Oustenstand Bridge (Bolton to Cliburn Rd) - defective structure
Eamont Bridge - flooded
Pooley Bridge - closed due to collapse
C3048 Brougham Old - defective structure
Eden Bridge, Carlisle - awaiting inspection
St Lawrence Bridge, Appleby - awaiting inspection
Greta Bridge, Keswick
Gote Bridge Cockermouth - high river levels
Memorial footbridge, Rickerby park, Carlisle - footbridge damaged
Miller Bridge footbridge, Cockermouth - footbridge lost

A council spokesman said: "We understand that these closures are making getting around more difficult, but they are being done for safety reasons and it is important that people respect the closure notices.

"People attempting to use the bridges and then being turned away are causing traffic congestion, so please use alternative routes."

He added that the council was now considering temporary structures.

ROAD CLOSURES

B6259 Warcop to A685 Kirkby Stephen - flooded
A686 approach to Langwathby bridge - surface damaged
A592 Pooley Bridge to Aira Force - lakeside unpassable in places
U1181 Crosby on Eden-Newby east - flooded
B6261 Shap to Orton - flooded
C3064 Longmartin to Dufton - landslide
C3042 Howtown - landslide
C3079 Daleholme Lane, Kirkby Stephen - carriageway failure
C1017 Petteril Crook, Wreay- culvert collapsed
U3122 Mungrisdale to Scales - landslide
U3088 Barrock Mill - washed out approaches
A591 (from U7003, extending in a southerly directionfor 980m) Chestnut Hill to Dunmail Raise - landslip and flooding
B5289 Borrowdale Valley - flooding
C2058 Stair bridge to Swinside Newlands Valley - flooding and landslide
A591 Keswick to Bothel - flooded
A596 Hall Brow Workington - flooded
U2214, extending in a south-westerly direction for 110 metres Braithwaite -flooded
U1140 Bell Bridge - road damaged
C2027 Southwaite Mill - flooding + road damage


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Old December 12th, 2015, 01:15 PM   #86
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£5m plan to revamp busy street may lead to bus ban

By Andrew Clarke

Last updated at 10:40, Friday, 11 December 2015

A radical plan to transform one of Whitehaven’s main shopping streets has been revealed.



And the potential multi-million-pound scheme could see buses banned from Lowther Street and motorists discouraged to make it more pedestrian-friendly.

The unveiled plans are the final phase in the £5 million Whitehaven Streetscape scheme which has already seen pedestrian-focused improvements in the vicinity of Albion Square and at the Strand Street roundabout.

Included in Cumbria County Council’s scheme – to encourage pedestrians and discourage motorists on Lowther Street – are:

banning traffic turning right onto Lowther Street from the Scotch Street traffic lights
having pavements on the same level as the road
re-routing buses off Lowther Street and removing the bus stop outside Wilkinson
introducing cycle racks, benches, trees and landscaping
screening industrial-size wheelie bins to hide them from view (on Strand Street/Swingpump Lane)

Funding for the scheme has not yet been secured, says the council, but talks are ongoing with potential funders.

Charles Maudling, chair of Whitehaven Chamber of Trade, is “fully supportive” of the proposals, adding that he and colleagues have been campaigning on the matter for years.

However, opinion is divided among Lowther Street traders.

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Monday: Eden Bridge remains closed

Last updated at 09:08, Monday, 14 December 2015

One of Carlisle's busiest bridges remains closed today.

Council chiefs hope water levels recede enough for an underwater safety inspection of the bridge to be carried out today.

BRIDGES CLOSURES:

Farlam Hall Bridge on the A689 now closed at Beck Houses
Scour Hole Mill Dam Bridge, near Newlands Pass
A689 Farlam Hall Bridge at Beck Houses.
Oustenstand Bridge (Bolton to Cliburn Rd) - defective structure
Eamont Bridge - flooded
Pooley Bridge - closed due to collapse
C3048 Brougham Old - defective structure
Eden Bridge, Carlisle - awaiting inspection
St Lawrence Bridge, Appleby - awaiting inspection
Greta Bridge, Keswick
Ouse bridge - damage caused by fallen tree
Gote Bridge Cockermouth - high river levels
Braithwaite High Bridge - parapet collapsed
Isel Bridge, near Cockermouth - damaged
Memorial footbridge, Rickerby park, Carlisle - damaged
Jubilee Ford footbridge, Appleby - awaiting Inspection
Miller Bridge footbridge, Cockermouth - requires inspection
South Street footbridge , Cockermouth - requires inspection
U2219 Stormwater footbridge - damaged
Brewery footbridge, Cockermouth - damaged
Forge footbridge, Keswick - damaged
Mill Dam Bridge, Newlands Pass - scour hole appeared

A Cumbria County Council spokesman said: "We understand that these closures are making getting around more difficult, but they are being done for safety reasons and it is important that people respect the closure notices.

"People attempting to use the bridges and then being turned away are causing traffic congestion, so please use alternative routes."

He added that the council was now considering temporary structures.

ROAD CLOSURES:

B6259 Warcop Road to A685 Kirkby Stephen - flooding
A686 Approach to Langwathby bridge - road surface damaged
A592 Pooley Bridge to Aira Force - lakeside unpassable in places
A592 Kirkstone Bridge - to Glenridding and Patterdale - various locations along the route - broken surface/obstructions
C3042 Howtown - landslip
C3042 Howtown to Dale Head- landslip
C3079 Daleholme Lane, Kirkby Stephen - carriageway failure
C1017 Petteril Crook, Wreay - culvert collapsed
U3088 Barrock Mill - washed out approaches
U3047 A66 junction Guardshill - collapsed retaining wall
A591, from U7003, extending in a northerly and southerly direction for 6.8km - Chestnut Hill to Dunmail Raise - land slip and flooding
B5322 St Johns in the Vale - flooding
C2058 Portinscale to Grange - flooding and landslide
A591 Keswick to Bothel - flooded
B5292 from U2214, extending in a south-westerly direction for 110 metres, Braithwaite - flooded
U1140 from junction with B5305 in north easterly direction for approx 930m, Bell Bridge, Sebergham - road damaged
Newlands Valley - culvert damaged
C2027 from point 50m either side of the centre line of the bridge, Southwaite Mill - flooding and road damage
U2216 Park Wood - landslip
U2219 Scales, Lorton - landslip
U2229 Keswick to Threlkeld - landslip
Camerton to Great Broughton - flooding/landslip
Stormwater Old, Portinscale - flooding /landslip


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Bridges and roads remain closed around Cumbria

Last updated at 08:22, Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Eden Bridge in Carlisle remains closed as the water level is still too high for inspections.

Council chiefs had hoped water levels would recede enough for an underwater inspection to take place yesterday but it is now expected to be Thursday before it is safe enough to inspect.

Divers have performed a pre-assessment of the structure - closed since last weekend - but because of the amount of water in the river Eden have been unable to do a comprehensive survey.

Specialist equipment is required to carry out a thorough inspection of the bridge.

"This is a complex piece of work and they will need specialist equipment such as a cage to go down into the water, for protection. We don't have a fixed time yet for when this will be done," said a county council spokesman.

Meanwhile, Broughton bridge, which links Great and Little Broughton, near Cockermouth, to the main A66 road, has been closed following an inspection, says the county council.

No details have been released but the bridge has sustained 'scouring' damage.

Elsewhere St Lawrence Bridge and the Jubilee Ford Footbridge in Appleby, and Farlam Hall Bridge have reopened after inspections took place yesterday.

BRIDGE CLOSURES:

Broughton High Bridge - damaged
C3057 Ousenstand Bridge - surfacing damaged
Eamont Bridge - awaiting inspection
Pooley Bridge - collapsed
C3048 Brougham Old - defective structure
Eden bridges, Carlisle - awaiting inspection
C1017 Petteril Crook, Wreay - culvert collapsed
Gelt Middle Bridge - damaged
Greta Bridge, Keswick - awaiting inspection
Legburthwaite Mill Bridge, St Johns in the Vale - awaiting inspection
Ouse Bridge - inspection required after fallen tree
Gote Bridge, Cockermouth - awaiting inspection
Braithwaite High Bridge, near junction of B5292 - parapet collapsed
Isel Bridge - damaged
C2058 Mill Dam Bridge - damaged
Memorial footbridge, Rickerby park, Carlisle - damaged
Miller Bridge footbridge, Cockermouth - requires inspection
South Street footbridge, Cockermouth - requires inspection
U2219 Stormwater footbridge - damaged
Brewery Footbridge, Cockermouth - damaged
Forge Footbridge, Keswick - damaged

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Relief as Carlisle's Eden Bridge reopened after floods

By Nick Griffiths

Last updated at 10:40, Saturday, 19 December 2015

Carlisle won another battle in the fightback from the floods as the city’s Eden Bridge was re-opened to vehicles and pedestrians.



Engineers gave the go-ahead to allow people and traffic back onto one of the busiest routes into the city after inspections by divers showed it was safe.

This 200-year-old bridge had been closed to pedestrians for more than a week – and even longer for drivers – after the river Eden below rose to record heights in the storm.

As a result motorists were forced to endure long delays and sometimes gridlock as they journeyed round the city, particularly during rush hour.

It also cut off the north of Carlisle from the rest of the city and severed the city centre from those without cars.

Inspections were put back as the river levels were judged to be still too high and the water too fast for divers to go in safely.

But an inspection finally got underway after daybreak yesterday, involving a diving unit, firefighters and Cumbria County Council officials.

Pedestrians were allowed back on just after 12pm, when workmen began dismantling the fences that closed off the bridge.

Motorists were then back on at about 2.45pm following further analysis of the findings.

Speaking ahead of the inspection, Cumbria County Council leader Stewart Young had said: “Everybody wants to see it open as soon as possible but safety is paramount.

“I fully understand the need to get it open. If we possibly can we will do.

“It’s not worth risking anybody’s life for. We’ve got to put safety first.”

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New deal to transform Cumbrian rail services

Published at 07:46, Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A deal which promises to lead to the 'biggest transformation to rail journeys' for decades in Cumbria and across the north of England has been signed.

The Department for Transport has today confirmed that it has signed two contracts.

The first is the Northern franchise nine-year contract with Arriva Rail North Ltd, which includes the operation of the Carlisle-Barrow line.

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By Julian Whittle

Published at 11:57, Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Stobart Group could be about to sell its stake in Stobart Air, the airline lined up to start scheduled flights from Carlisle Airport.

The Irish Times says that Stobart Group and the investment house Invesco are looking to sell their 85 per cent stake in the airline. A statement from Stobart Group, issued in response to the article, does not rule out such a sale.

It says: “Stobart Air is working closely with our investors to position the airline for the next stage of investment and to assist us in delivering on our commitment to growing the airline further in 2016.

“There is no final outcome as yet from this process.”

It is not clear what, if any, impact a change of ownership at Stobart Air would have on plans for flights from Carlisle.

Only last month, the Government confirmed that proposed routes from Carlisle to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin are among five to share a £7m subsidy for new services from regional airports.

Stobart Group owns Carlisle and Southend airports, giving a strong incentive for a Stobart-owned airline to operate services between them.

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Rail deal on track to give Cumbria's economy a boost

By Chris Story

Last updated at 12:05, Monday, 28 December 2015

A transport chief believes key new rail deals will help boost Cumbria’s financial fortunes and give the county more power to control its destiny.

Contracts have been signed for the franchises that run along three of the county’s busiest routes, bringing with them promises of improved services and investment.

The signing signals the end of the line for the ageing Pacer trains – dubbed the cattle trucks of the railways – that run along some of the lines, as well as better services on the Carlisle-Sellafield and Carlisle-Newcastle routes.

Arriva Rail North Limited will run the Northern franchise, which runs along the coastal and north east routes.

The TransPennine Express route, which runs trains from Scotland through Carlisle to Manchester Airport, has been awarded to First TransPennine Express.

Both franchises will be jointly managed by Department for Transport and Rail North Limited – which represents 29 local authorities across the north, including those in Cumbria.

Sir Richard Leese, chairman of the Association of Rail North Partner Authorities, welcomed the contracts being signed following an announcement about the successful tenders earlier this month. He said: “Passengers were clear that they wanted to see a transformation including a lot more newer, better, trains running more regularly with a step change in services provided off-peak and on Sundays.”

Sir Richard believes the contracts offer wider significance for the region – with the Government planning to give more decision-making powers to the regions.

“This is another crucial move towards devolution for the north,” he added.

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End of parking chaos in Cumbrian town centre

By Andrew Clarke

Last updated at 09:43, Monday, 28 December 2015

An area of Whitehaven town centre blighted by parking chaos will be turned into a pay-and-display car park, it has been confirmed.



Land at The Ginns – where dozens of Albion Square workers are said to park for free – will be converted into a 74-space car park, after planning permission was awarded last week.

The two areas, divided by Cockpit Lane, will be resurfaced and fenced off by timber railings and two solar-powered parking meters installed.

Included in the 74 spaces are four disabled bays, and 10 resident-only bays will be created outside the car park boundary for residents of Bentincks Row and Ellisons Place who have always been able to park there for free.

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School travel rethink as Storm Frank causes more damage to crippled Cumbrian road

Last updated at 11:18, Friday, 01 January 2016

NEW arrangements to get children to school along a flood-ravaged road are being put in place following further damage caused by Storm Frank.

Around a dozen children have been cut off from school following the closure of the A591 between Keswick and Grasmere, parts of which were destroyed during Storm Desmond by serious flooding and a landslide.

Plans had been put in place for a walking route for school children over Dunmail Raise past the collapsed carriageway to a connecting shuttlebus. However these have had to be redrawn in the wake of the latest storms which caused more damage to the remaining carriageway.

An alternative route has been identified down the west side of the road and a team from Cumbria Highways is now working to bring the pathway up to standard. They are also battling against the weather on the east side of the road to create a temporary road connection that can be used by the shuttle-bus from late January.

Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “This demonstrates how challenging this situation is; there’s a reason major road building is rarely done in winter. But our engineers have been out there today and are already working to get a different walking route ready for use from next Tuesday.

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No end in sight for rail chaos

Published at 09:53, Sunday, 03 January 2016

Major disruption to rail services between Cumbria and Glasgow and Edinburgh is expected to continue until Friday at least.

No trains have run north of Carlisle on the West Coast Main Line since New Year’s Eve because of damage to a bridge.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Urgent repairs are required to a river bridge at Lamington, between Motherwell and Lockerbie.

“There is no estimate for how long repairs will take as specialist divers are required to inspect the structure and are unable to do so until the river level has dropped.

“Disruption is expected to continue until at least Friday 8 January.”

Virgin and FirstTransPennine Express trains are being replaced by buses north of Carlisle, while the Caledonian Sleeper is using the East Coast Main Line instead.

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Call to make flood-hit Cumbrian road "national priority"

Published at 11:36, Wednesday, 06 January 2016

An MP has urged the government to make the repair of the flood damaged A591 connecting north and south Cumbria a "national strategic priority".

Tim Farron MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said the government should show a renewed sense of urgency in dealing with the problems caused by Cumbrian flooding, calling in particular for a solution to the A591 closure.

In a debate in the Commons, Mr Farron argued that the effects of the flooding are still being felt across Cumbria, and called on the government to act quickly to help the residents and businesses affected.

In particular, Mr Farron highlighted the case of the A591, destroyed by flooding near Dunmail Raise.

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Carlisle-Newcastle rail services facing 'several weeks' of disruption

Published at 20:33, Friday, 08 January 2016

Train services between Carlisle and Newcastle are facing ‘several weeks’ of disruption after a second landslip.

Persistent rain caused 140 tonnes of earth to slide onto the West Line near Hexham on Tuesday afternoon.

Within two hours of normal services resuming yesterday a second landslip occurred around a mile east, forcing the line to close again.

Further rainfall is predicted over the weekend and rail bosses say it is causing the earth to remain unstable, making it unsafe for the clean-up job to get underway.

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Pooley Bridge could have bridge link back by Easter

By Mark Green

Last updated at 10:58, Saturday, 09 January 2016

Pooley Bridge could have a bridge link back in time for the Easter holidays.



Floods minister Rory Stewart has negotiated a deal for Highways England to take responsibility for the construction of a single carriageway steel structure.

The bridge and road are the responsibility of Cumbria County Council, but the MP for Penrith and The Border has brokered a groundbreaking arrangement.

He said: “It is a very complex project and we are doing something we have never done before.

“Highways England has never agreed to take over something like this before.”

The national roads organisation will take on the design, engineering and construction of the bridge and then hand it back into the ownership of the county council.

“The best route is to build it to the lake side,” added the MP. “People will then have the option to decide if they want to build something more sympathetic in stone.

“It is absolutely critical for the village and for tourism to get this bridge in place and people have been working very hard and very fast on this.

“I am pressing for it to be done by Easter.”

The news was welcomed by businesses in Pooley Bridge.

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The floods have been terrible. The closure of the A591 has severed a very important link between Keswick and Grasmere that is used by thousands of people every day, and the road needs to reopen by the tourist season as businesses are suffering already.
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The floods have been terrible. The closure of the A591 has severed a very important link between Keswick and Grasmere that is used by thousands of people every day, and the road needs to reopen by the tourist season as businesses are suffering already.
Aye the people in Cumbria have been hit really hard in the past few weeks,--we really feel for them,-----and yes you are right Aylett,--those main roads should be priority for the thousands that use and depend on them,--here's hoping they can get the roads fixed as soon as,--cheers.
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