Crosspool roads will not be gritted under new council proposals

Digging out a car, Crosspool, 1 December 2010
Watt Lane in the December 2010 snow

Several roads in Crosspool are included in a list of streets that will no longer be gritted if new proposals come into force in October.

The Sheffield City Council winter road maintenance proposals affect 100 miles of road in the city and have come about due to cuts in funding from central government.

Affected local streets include Hagg Hill, Coldwell Lane, Stephen Hill, Watt Lane and Back Lane. You can see these streets highlighted on the council’s interactive online map.

For the full list of roads, download this PDF (660KB) and see the roads at the bottom marked ‘remove all’.

Residents are being invited to give their views on the proposals. You have until Friday 25 July 2014 to comment.

Sheffield City Council gritting proposals – including interactive online map

Have your say on the proposals

 

Wanted: Crosspool snow wardens

The precinct, Crosspool, 1 December 2010
Are you interested in volunteering as a Crosspool snow warden?

Sheffield city council is looking to extend its snow warden scheme this winter and is offering free shovels to community groups who would like to get involved.

Crosspool Forum is finding out whether anyone might consider volunteering as a Crosspool snow warden. If you’re interested then please let us know by emailing crosspoolforum@fsmail.net or using the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Yes, I’m interested in volunteering to be a Crosspool snow warden:

Crosspool featured on BBC Watchdog show

If you saw Wednesday night’s Watchdog TV programme on BBC1 then you might have caught sight of Crosspool.

Thankfully, Watchdog wasn’t directly referencing a problem in our neighbourhood. Instead, a report about hayfever used footage of the Manchester Road/Sandygate Road junction shot in the April 2012 as part of a montage of snow scenes.

You can watch the clip until 8pm on Wednesday 15 May on the BBC iPlayer service. Crosspool features 29 minutes, 29 seconds in.

Watch the iPlayer Watchdog clip

The same source video was previously used on the 10pm BBC news bulletin last year.

Spring snow causes disruption in Crosspool

Friday: welcome to Crosspool
Welcome to Crosspool

Snow falling in Crosspool over the last 36 hours has caused problems on local roads and disruption to public transport and events.

The snowfall in Crosspool seems to be around 15cm, although the wind has caused drifts in some places of up to 50cm.

The 51 bus has been disrupted, with a Saturday morning update on the Travel South Yorkshire website stating the service was terminating at Brook hill and Gleadless.

The snow is still falling, with main roads and side roads not clear at 11am today. Some forecasts are indicating that the snow may ease off this afternoon.

Do check up on your neighbours who may feel isolated and vulnerable during the cold spell.

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Snow causes disruption in Crosspool

Crosspool precinct this morning
Crosspool precinct this morning

Snow falling in Crosspool over the last 48 hours has caused problems on local roads and disruption to public transport and events.

Major roads were gritted in preparation for the snowfall, which was over 10cm deep in some areas.

On Friday night, 51 buses were terminating at Crosspool instead of Lodge Moor, and Gleadless Town End instead of Charnock going the other direction. As of 12pm Saturday, the service was reported to be running as normal. Latest updates to public transport are on the Travel South Yorkshire website.

The main roads through Crosspool were also clear of snow on Saturday morning. However, surface snow and ice on side roads were continuing to cause problems for cars and pedestrians.

If you fancy helping clear the pitch at Sandygate, Hallam FC are looking for volunteers. Soup and sandwiches will be provided for anyone who turns up to lend a hand!

An Open Day at Hillside Harvest has also fallen victim to the weather.

Do also check up on your neighbours who may feel isolated and vulnerable during the cold spell.

Wrapping up warm at the shops
Wrapping up warm at the shops
Clearing snow at Sandygate
Clearing snow at Sandygate
Gritting Cardoness Road
Gritting Cardoness Road
Cairns Road
Cairns Road
Manchester Road snow sculpture. Photo: David Rumsey
Manchester Road snow sculpture. Photo: David Rumsey
A lorry stuck in the ice at the top of Darwin Lane
A lorry stuck in the ice at the top of Darwin Lane

Photo: Rain causes flooding in Crosspool

Rain causes flooding in Crosspool
Rain causes flooding in Crosspool (thanks to Nadiya Khan for the photo)

Heavy downpours caused flooding in Crosspool on Saturday with the drainage system unable to cope with the volume of rain that fell.

Over a period of just a few minutes, water collected in the area at the bottom of Benty Lane where it joins Sandygate Road.

It doesn’t seem that the flood caused any lasting damage, with most of the water appeared to have drained away by today.

Did the downpour cause flooding problems on your road in Crosspool yesterday?

Weekend snow affects roads in Crosspool

Snow arrived in Crosspool on Saturday afternoon, causing problems on local roads and delays to public transport services.

Saturday lunchtime: snow starts to fall in Crosspool precinct
Saturday lunchtime: snow starts to fall in Crosspool precinct

Major roads were gritted in preparation for the snowfall, which was over 10cm deep on some areas by the morning.

By Sunday afternoon the 51 bus service was back to normal and most of the main roads through Crosspool were passable. However, surface snow and ice on side roads were continuing to cause trouble for cars, with evidence of at least one minor accident in the neighbourhood.

The thaw appears to have already started and no further snow is forecast over the next few days. However, as temperatures remain low, any lingering snow and surface water may turn to ice so drivers and pedestrians are advised to take care – particularly on Crosspool’s hilly roads.

Do also check up on your neighbours who may feel isolated and vulnerable during the bad weather.

Sunday lunchtime: main roads through Crosspool such as Watt Lane were clear
Sunday lunchtime: main roads through Crosspool such as Watt Lane were clear

First snow of the season arrives in Crosspool

Snow on Watt Lane this morning
Snow on Watt Lane this morning

Last night the first snow of the season settled in Crosspool.

By this morning the pavements and roads were lightly covered. At 8am, it had turned to slush on the main road through the precinct and on Manchester Road. Some light snow was still falling.

There is no snow on the ground once you get past Shore Lane, however it is still very wet and quite slippery so be careful if you are heading out.

Crosspool precinct this morning
Crosspool precinct this morning