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13 hours ago, Resident said:

Highways claim the gritters were out in the early hours (before 5am) whilst it was raining however previously they've stated that they don't go out that early when it's raining due to the salt being washed away. 

I went down the Parkway towards Sheffield about 0945 this morning, gingerly as it was blanketed. About 3 hours later I returned down the same route. Other than snow cleared by vehicles it was still coated and it wasn't until almost at J33 that I saw a gritter, heading towards sheffield. It also wasn't fitted with a plough. So nearly 5 hours of snowfall and no gritting or clearing of snow on one of Sheffield's major arterial routes.

In fact in the afternoon I saw at least 3 gritters, none of which were fitted with a plough. One of those was stuck on an incline. Had it had a plough the snow it was stuck on would have been cleared before the wheels. 
 

However footage from North and West Yorks show their highways divisions out and ploughing/gritting from early on. 

Once again South Yorkshire CLOWNcils have failed in their obligations. 

 

 

Well like many local councils they simply don't have the money to provide all services anymore. So I wonder if this kind of work has been cut back a lot.

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2 hours ago, nightrider said:

Well like many local councils they simply don't have the money to provide all services anymore. So I wonder if this kind of work has been cut back a lot.

I live in Walkley and it's dangerous now asdas online shop been cancelled today wife's at risk of this damn virus so most is online.

This roads got 3in ice on it no way vans can get up here 

Hate living on a hill in winter.

 

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4 hours ago, nightrider said:

Well like many local councils they simply don't have the money to provide all services anymore. So I wonder if this kind of work has been cut back a lot.

Nothing to do with the council any more for the foreseeable future. 

 

The Sheffield counci taxpayers, sorry SCC on our behalf, gave AMEY £2 billion as part of the Street Ahead contract to carry out, amongst other things, gritting the city's roads in winter.   The contract started around 2012 for a 25 year period. 

 

Heard a spokesman on Rade Sheffield last night around 5pm, saying that they have 20 gritters, of which 18 had been out & they also have access to a number of private contractors, which provides them with an additional 7 gritters. 

 

The timing of the weather conditions threw them out apparently,  They put the grit down for ice, this was partly washed away by rain & then we had snow on top.   However, at the end of the day, only what is termed 'Priority 1' routes are really gritted.  The days of getting your average residential road gritted are long gone. 

 

I'd heard from a friend yesterday that 3 buses were stuck on Firshill Rd for most of the day.  If a main bus route through an estate isn't considered to be a priority route, I don't know what is? 

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Anyone been up or down Blake Street?

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4 hours ago, carosio said:

Anyone been up or down Blake Street?

No, but at a guess...

3.5 hours up, 14.9 seconds down

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Does anyone know what the state of Ashland Rd, Nether Edge is please? My mum is due to visit my grandad (carer) tomorrow but concerned it might be an ice rink. 

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On 15/01/2021 at 13:46, carosio said:

Anyone been up or down Blake Street?

I used to live on blake street in the early 80s, this sort of weather always made going out rather exciting.

 

 

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There is an Amber Weather warning for heavy rain for Tuesday to Thursday. With the already high rivers due to the rapid snow melt. That is not going to be fun.

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It's worst than you think, further in it says;

 

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He said about 40-70mm (1.57-2.75 in) of rain was expected in the north-west, potentially rising to 100-120mm (3.93-4.72 in) in hilly areas.

 

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According to Saturdays Sun newspaper, Its the coldest January on record.

Can't believe it to be honest, I've known plenty worse. Just what you'd expect for Jan, cold, wet, and miserable.

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14 minutes ago, Padders said:

According to Saturdays Sun newspaper, Its the coldest January on record.

Can't believe it to be honest, I've known plenty worse. Just what you'd expect for Jan, cold, wet, and miserable.

I can tolerate the cold and wet at a push but not the white stuff. Hope we've seen the last of it for this year.  Roll on spring ☀️🌳🌷

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