Stuck in Crosspool traffic – photo

The transportation of this metal item caused delays
Thanks to Jon for the photo

Did you see the piece of equipment stuck outside St Columba’s church on Sunday morning? Thanks to Jon for sending us the photo.

The two large wagons were taking a large piece of kit fabricated in Sweden to Hope Valley Cement Works.

A red transit parked opposite the church had halted proceedings, causing some delays on Manchester Road.

Traffic lights have been removed on Manchester Road
Traffic lights have been removed on Manchester Road

It appears that the traffic lights at the crossing were removed to accommodate the two large wagons.

These were due to be removed as part of the S10 corridor project to allow lorries to turn left from Sandygate Road onto Manchester Road, so it’s possible they won’t be reinstated.

For now temporary lights have been put back on the roadside.