The “Hills and Ridges Doctrine” precludes liability “where the accident occurred at a time when general slippery conditions prevailed in the community as a result of recent precipitation.”  However, the hills and ridges doctrine can only be applied in cases where the snow and ice complained of are the result of an entirely natural accumulation following a snowfall. It is inapplicable to man-made accumulations of snow and ice. For a detailed summary of the case of Brock v. Turkey Hiill Minit Markets, visit the following URL: