Snow Causes Disruption to Travel

Crosspool in the snow,

Derbyshire County Council has announced the A57 Snake Pass, a link between Sheffield and Manchester, is closed. They said in a statement the road was closed because of snow, adding: “Unfortunately the electronic signs we have on the pass are not working today.
 Please do not attempt this road or any of the others we have closed.”

See The Star for more travel updates


Flood Risk Surfaces

How are different types of front garden surfaces contributing to a flood risk?

Jessica, a Sheffield Hallam University student, is currently doing research for a postgraduate degree. Her research focuses on the different types of front garden surfaces across Sheffield, and how these may have an impact on flood risk.

To help with her research, Jessica has designed a survey and would like to get as many responses as possible from the residents in the Crosspool area.

The Survey is anonymous and will take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete.

As well as bringing more awareness of the flood risk in Sheffield for local residents, If this research is successful, it may provide a better picture for policy makers and planning authorities.

Magnificent Seven bike race returns to Crosspool on 11 March 2018

Rainbow over Hagg Hill cyclists (photo: Visit Sheffield)
Rainbow over Hagg Hill cyclists (photo: Visit Sheffield)

Cycists will take on the steep inclines of Hagg Hill and Stephen Hill on Sunday 11 March as part of the Magnificent Seven challenge.

In 2017, competitors were greeted by local residents and a rainbow as they rode up Hagg Hill.

The 2018 route, which is just over 26 miles long, presents each rider with over 4,200ft of climbing, with inclines ranging from 9 to 23 per cent. Spectators are welcome.

Some roads are expected to be temporarily closed for the event.

Magnificent Seven challenge


History walks delve into Crosspool’s past

Crosspool history walk 2017
Crosspool history walk 2017

The two Crosspool history walks went ahead this week despite the drizzly weather.

28 people attended the Tuesday morning walk and 15 ventured out on Wednesday  evening.

A big thank you to Jan Millward for a very interesting two-hour journey into Crosspool’s past.

The walks are part of the 2017 Crosspool Festival, which finishes on Sunday.

Crosspool flash flooding latest

An update from Amey, which came via our councillors, on flash flooding in Crosspool:

Further to concerns over Cardoness Road, Barholm Road and Dransfield Road from recent flash flooding we would like to confirm that our design engineers have been working hard to investigate and find a remedy for this issue.

Unfortunately this isnt a quick fix and we need to ensure that the correct resolution is found for this issue to avoid any recurrence in the future.

We are meeting with our contractor this week to discuss further and will keep you updated with our intentions moving forward.

First big snowfall of the winter in Crosspool

Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014
Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014

Up to 16cm of snow fell on Crosspool on Boxing day evening, causing delays for drivers and the cancellation of the 51 bus service.

Traffic was moving slowly on roads all over Sheffield as the snow settled into the evening with delays on major roads and some minor roads blocked.

One journey from Crosspool to Millhouses reportedly took two hours. Some drivers abandoned their cars, deciding instead to continue their journey on foot.

As of 8am this morning First announced that the 51 bus service was suspended due to the conditions. It was running again by 4pm.

Many families took advantage of the holiday snow and ventured out for sledging, snowmen and snowball fights.

Here’s a selection of photos from Twitter and some taken this morning.

Winter weather causes problems in Crosspool

Snow caused problems in Crosspool on Thursday morning
Snow caused problems in Crosspool on Thursday morning

Snow and ice over the last few days has caused accidents and delays in Crosspool.

On Thursday morning residents awoke to the first settled snow of the season in higher areas. It soon turned to slush, but the conditions still caused delays for commuters on the roads:

Freezing temperatures turned the wet surfaces to ice on Friday night. There were reports of a car hitting a wall on Watt Lane and problems on Sandygate Road:

This morning (Saturday), many residents are reporting that surfaces are still very slippery, so be careful: