Oldham Council staff build snow “wall” to stop drivers using A635 Greenfield Road

COUNCIL workers have built a snow wall – to stop drivers ignoring “Road Closed” signs.

Oldham Council workers block the A635 road t Greenfield to stop drivers

COUNCIL workers have built a snow wall – to stop drivers ignoring “Road Closed” signs.

Oldham Council have piled up snow on the A635 Greenfield Road which runs to Holmfirth.

It is to stop drivers causing problems on the weather-ravaged moorland road.

Craig Dale, Oldham’s head of highways, said: “This is a very hazardous stretch of road and we have had to take these stringent precautions to stop drivers putting themselves and rescue teams at risk”.

He said some drivers had ignored warning signs and tried to use the road.

On the Holmfirth side, Kirklees Council staff have erected a series of barriers and signs to stop drivers.

They expect the road to remain closed until at least the weekend because of drifts.

THE residents of hamlet Little Cake have been cut off for more than four days.

The group of about 15 houses, above Hade Edge in the Holme Valley, has not been accessible since Friday.

Keith Thompson said : “The snow has completely filled the road; the drifts are 10 feet deep in both directions. We can’t contact anyone at Kirklees Council to explain how bad it is.

“We appreciate they’ve got bigger problems, but we don’t even know if they know about us. It will take some serious machinery to clear it. I can’t see anyone on our road moving for at least a week.”

 

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