A week on Face­book

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As ever, there was lots of chat on so­cial me­dia about the win­tery weather last week.

And al­though Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang es­caped the worst of the cold snap, some peo­ple re­mained un­happy about the level of grit­ting in the towns. Here’s what you had to say: “Would love to know where th­ese so-called ‘sec­ondary’ roads are as the road my par­ents stay on, the one I stay on and sev­eral oth­ers in the area are never grit­ted and it’s an ut­ter dis­grace as there are a num­ber of el­derly res­i­dents and peo­ple with kids who strug­gle to get out and about in icy con­di­tions.”- Heather Wil­liams

“I walked up Glen­side Drive this morn­ing and it is a death trap, ice ev­ery­where. ”Lynsey McIn­tyre

“I stay in a cul-de-sac and it’s not been grit­ted in years. A lot of the res­i­dents are senior cit­i­zens, it’s shock­ing.”

“I came home yes­ter­day around 2.30pm and the coun­cil were grit­ting the pave­ments, I thought that was pretty fast work to be hon­est.”- Elaine Ni­col

“What con­di­tions? It’s al­ways the same. Oh, there’s go­ing to be heat wave, oh it’s go­ing to snow.”- Fiona Baker

“Greenlees Road must be grit­ted tonight, same with Cathkin Road and all the other steep roads in the area.” - Char­lie Mur­doch

“Deans Av­enue, Halfway, never gets grit­ted at any time. The coun­cil also took the grit bin away and never re­placed it. So what are res­i­dents to do?”- Joyce Al­li­son

“Clin­car­thill Road is grit­ted and down Green­hill Street, but they for­get there are houses lead­ing down a path to Mill Street. This part is never grit­ted and I near went fly­ing tonight and thank the Lord the bins were out as they saved me from prob­a­ble break­ing a leg or some­thing.” - Mar­garet Brown

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