Street light problem on Manchester Road

For at least the last 24 hours, a run of street lights have been out on the bottom part of Manchester Road between Broomhill and the Shore Lane junction.

This has resulted in almost pitch black conditions for pedestrians as soon as darkness falls around 5pm. It is not known whether the problems have been caused by the recent works taking place along various points on Manchester Road.

Street Force has been alerted to the problem. Until it is resolved, pedestrians and drivers are advised to take extra care.

Street Force street lighting information

Contact Street Force to report a faulty street light

Manchester Road at 5pm tonight with no street lights
Manchester Road at 5pm tonight with no street lights

Fire in property near Shore Lane/Manchester Road

A fire in a property on the edge of Crosspool is currently being attended to by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (9pm, 13 September 2010).

Fire crews were alerted around 5pm when plumes of smoke were seen coming from the roof of a derelict house within the grounds of Sheffield University’s Ranmoor Village accommodation.

Building work was taking place on the property, which is near to the modern Shore Court accommodation block and is located between Shore Lane and Manchester Road.

The smoke drifted as least as far as the Arts Tower and was visible from other vantage points across the city.

Information available this evening has been limited, but it is not thought that anyone has been hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire is unknown.

At around 7.15pm, National Grid engineers arrived to isolate the gas supply to the property from Manchester Road. This work will not affect gas supplies to nearby houses.

As of 9pm this evening, the bottom end of Shore Lane was closed and police were directing cars away from the top end of the road. Manchester Road is open as normal.

Update 17 September: The fire brigade has confirmed that nobody was hurt in the fire and it is not being treated as suspicious.

BBC news story about the incident

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue report and photos on Facebook

Photo of smoke taken from across the city

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Approximate location of fire
Approximate location of fire