Tractor off the road on the Manea to Wimblington Road as warning signs of mud go up

Tractor off Road. Wimblington Road, Manea. Picture: Steve Williams.

Tractor off Road. Wimblington Road, Manea. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating a series of collisions around the Fens over the weekend – including this tractor that came off the road into Manea.

Tractor off Road. Wimblington Road, Manea. Picture: Steve Williams.

Tractor off Road. Wimblington Road, Manea. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Photographer Steve Williams was at the scene on the Wimblington to Manea road mid morning on Saturday, some hours after the collision occurred.

A day later police issued a notice through their Facebook page to say signs had been put in place on the same road, the B1093, by Cambridgeshire County Council highways department.

“We are receiving a number of reports into relation to roads that have mud on them,” said a police spokesman.

Signs have been placed out on the B1093 Wimblington Road by Cambs Highways.

Signs have been placed out on the B1093 Wimblington Road by Cambs Highways. - Credit: Archant

“Once again we’re urging motorists to drive to the conditions of the road and the weather. This week has seen a drop in temperature.


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“Any concerns about the road surface should be reported to the local highways / county council.”

Ursula Berry commented on the police Facebook page that “the roads around Manea are atrocious. It’s a bad accident waiting to happen.”

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Lee Sustins said: “Shocking how much mud is on the roads at the moment, no warning, no signs, and certainly no sign of farmers cleaning it up.

“And I bet if anyone has an accident then the farmers are not going to pay up, if I left something on the road then I would be charged.”

Alan Bruce said: “Some farmers do clean the road when mud is taken on them my job last week for two days was solely cleaning the road of mud which I almost got hit three times because people would not slow down and we had signs out but still drivers took no notice

Duane Hasnip wrote that “farmers have a responsibility moral as well as legal, to ensure they are not putting lives at risk!”

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