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HIGHWAY chiefs are reminding farmers, lorry drivers and developers to make sure they clear up after themselves and not leave mud on Cambridgeshire’s roads.

Cambridgeshire is an agricultural area with the sugar beet harvest now moving into top gear and despite the economic climate, much building work continues around the county and mud is expected to be deposited on the roads but farmers, HGV drivers and builders have a duty to make sure it is cleaned up in good time.

Leaving mud on the road can make the surface slippery and dangerous for motorists and cyclists as well as obscuring line-markings.

County Council Cabinet Member for Community Infrastructure, Councillor Steve Criswell, said: “Traditionally these next few months see an increase in the amount of mud left on Cambridgeshire’s roads.

“While we understand that some is going to be deposited when vehicles go on and off fields and building sites, we are asking that farmers or developers make sure the roads are cleaned up afterwards. Heavy Lorries leaving un-surfaced parking areas can also be a problem. In the worst cases, the Police can become involved and it is better if the mud is cleared before that becomes necessary.”

Most landowners, developers and hauliers act responsibly, but any that fail to clear up mud on the roads could face prosecution by the police.