Originally Posted by Doom
There was an accident.
I've just been for a run and the police were just removing the road blocks. I asked a policeman why the road had been blocked and he said it was an accident.
By the looks of the flashing orange lights, I'd guess it was someone pulling out from the Howbrook junction.
There are a lot of accidents at that staggered crossroads between High Green and Howbrook, I wouldn't be surprised to see traffic lights there some time in the future.
I arrived at the McD roundabout at approx 4:40, and the police car was blocking the A61 exit towards Sheffield.
By the time I had re-routed via Chapeltown and was travelling down Halifax Rd, near Lidl, at about 5:00, an ambulance with a police escort and blue lights passed me. I presume it was on the back of this accident. If so, I hope whoever was injured makes a full recovery.
Although we do not know what happened in this case, I do agree that the Howbrook junction is hazardous.
During road works a couple of years ago, the exit from Howbrook was temporarily made into a left turn only (although some people ignored it). At the time I thought that there was a case for making it permanent, to remove one of the hazards.
Edit. Oops, the times above should read 3:40 and 4:00, not 4:40 and 5:00.