Councillors call for more action over ‘increasingly dangerous’ and muddy roads in Thurrock


A SECOND Thurrock councillor has called on the local authority to take more action in ensuring that local roads are kept in a safer condition.

After the latest in a number of accidents on local roads in the east Thurrock area, where large trucks regularly haul materials to and from local landfill sites – and from the A13 road widening project – Cllr Sue Sammons has spoken up.

Another accident happened on Buckingham Hill Road today (Sunday, 10 January) and fears are rising that it may not be long before there is a fatality.

One resident has told on social media of a narrow escape for her mother, whose car skidded into the path of a lorry and others have detailed near misses.

Conservative Cllr Sammons has echoed the fears of her ward colleague Cllr Fraser Massey by calling on the council to take action.

She says: “I have been emailing highways since the first accident earlier in the week but had no reply. I am asking for signs to say ‘mud on roads’ and for enforcement to look at cause of the mud.

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