Bus gets stuck in Sandygate Road snow and ice

Today’s snow and ice caused a 51 bus to get stuck on Sandygate Road this morning.

More snow is forecast so do take extra care on the roads and pavements.

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:

https://twitter.com/CrosspoolClaret/status/543487575676428288

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

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