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:

Crosspool roads saved from gritting axe

Back Lane is one Crosspool road which will now be gritted
Back Lane is one Crosspool road which will now be gritted

Several Crosspool roads will be gritted this winter following the results of a public consultation into winter road maintenance.

Council chiefs have changed their mind on the gritting of 141 roads. Local streets including Hagg Hill, Coldwell Lane, Stephen Hill, Watt Lane, Back Lane and Bole Hill Road will now be included on gritting routes.

Sheffield Council Cabinet Highways Committee meeting

List of roads amended as a result of consultation feedback (PDF, 61KB)

 

 

 

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

 

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

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