05:54 Thursday 09 January 2014

Bio-fuel behind increase in hazardous mud on roads around Ely

Written byRAYMOND BROWN

Bio-fuel crops have been blamed for an increase in “hazardous” mud on roads near Ely.

The Cambridgeshire force has teamed up with the Highways department and East Cambridgeshire District Council to tackle muddy roads and talk to farmers.

Sgt Will Davis said: “This Winter, I have noticed an increase in the number of calls we are attending relating to reports of excessive mud on the roads.

“I have since been advised that the increase in the local production of maize and other crops used for bio-fuels has resulted in the fields being used later into the year during the wet weather.”

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