Since you've got that resident claiming it's slippery when wet, I say go after the local hwy department to cover your damage. Especially if there's no "slippery when wet" caution sign, it could make for a big negligence suit if you cared to pursue it.
I've never been a fan of suing for stuff like this, but when you can go after gov't, I'm all for it. :)
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