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Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:41 pm
by Paphos Life
A stretch of the Limassol to Nicosia highway has been reopened after it was closed on Saturday morning because the road was covered in oranges.According to the police, a large quantity of the fruit had fallen off a truck, resulting in the road surface becoming dangerous....

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Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 pm
by Lincoln
That is a very pithy story.

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:39 pm
by Kili01
Only in Cyprus! A touch of humour in this when most of the news is a series of awful happenings.

Dee

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:05 pm
by bromerzz
Rule 1 - Never run out of juice on the motorway.

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:52 pm
by Jimgym
It must have given a lot of drivers a real zest for life!

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:32 pm
by Kili01
Who remembers the days when there were signs near Episopi on the hill near Kourion which read’Beware road slippery with grape juice’? Was the road closed? No, motorists were expected to react to that!

Now a major route is closed because of some oranges! Is that an EU rule?

Dee

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:33 pm
by Kili01
Who remembers the days when there were signs near Episopi on the hill near Kourion which read’Beware road slippery with grape juice’? Was the road closed? No, motorists were expected to react to that!

Now a major route is closed because of some oranges! Is that an EU rule?

Dee

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:56 pm
by WHL
Kili01 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Who remembers the days when there were signs near Episopi on the hill near Kourion which read’Beware road slippery with grape juice’? Was the road closed? No, motorists were expected to react to that!

Now a major route is closed because of some oranges! Is that an EU rule?

Dee
With respect, did you actually see the amount of Oranges on the road, I'm guessing not.

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29 pm
by Kili01
Yes, I did! But oranges aren’t greasy and it was on an uphill stretch of one side of the motorway. The main danger on the motorway is dangerous speeding drivers. Many seem to have no care for their safety, let alone anyone else.
I wonder when the promised speed cameras will actually come?

Dee

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:22 pm
by WHL
There was tons of them over a long stretch of road. A car driving over them would have no tracksion with the road, and there's no way, an accident or two would of not happened.

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:34 am
by Happy in Cyprus
Kili01 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29 pm
The main danger on the motorway is dangerous speeding drivers. Many seem to have no care for their safety, let alone anyone else. Dee

Perhaps, inadvertantly, you've actually explained why the highway was closed, to whit: "dangerous speeding drivers. Many seem to have no care for their safety"...at the same time as there's a major spill on the highway.

Had the highway not been closed and an accident happened, certain posters on here would doubtless then criticise the Police for not pro-actively preventing an accident. They just can't win!

Re: Oranges close Limassol-Nicosia highway

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 am
by WHL
This is a major spill. and not some oranges, as some suggested

https://cyprus-mail.com/2019/03/16/oran ... y/oranges/