A DRIVER has warned others to beware of floodwater and mud spilling from the site of a controversial new cemetery.
Motorists were yesterday confronted by sheet ice across Hey Lane, Stirley Hill, Berry Brow.
Gary Eastwood, 43, who travels the road below Castle Hill every day in his Land Rover Freelander 4x4, braked to avoid another accident – and ended up spinning 360 degrees.
“Mud and water has made what was a decent road treacherous,” said dad-of-one Mr Eastwood.
“I have contacted Kirklees Council’s highways department about it.
“There’s a real mess on the road and highways should have ensured it was very well gritted.”
Work recently started on the car park for the new cemetery but Mr Eastwood said it seemed like the site was under a foot of water.
The new cemetery has proved controversial because of fears about flooding and its remote location.
Planners at first refused permission for the 7,500-plot site.
But changes were made to cope with the potential flood risk and rainwater run-off and the plans were narrowly voted through by councillors.
Mr Eastwood, of Honley, added: “This is a floodplain and it’s always very, very wet.
“Building the cemetery is going to disturb the drainage and run-offs and you have to ask whether this is the right location.