A MIRFIELD councillor is on the warpath after a village was "cut off from the rest of the world".
Mirfield town councillor Vivien Lees said Upper Hopton was forgotten about when Hopton Lane was closed from last Thursday to Monday after an effluent pipe burst.
She said: "It effectively left the village of Upper Hopton cut off from the rest of the world.
"There has been no bus service for the village, which has left our mature residents who do not drive having to take a taxi to get to the centre of Mirfield and likewise to get back."
Cars were having to go via Cooper Bridge or Whitley.
Mrs Lees, who is also the chair of Mirfield Road Safety Committee, said the only other route out of the village, along Northgate and Wood Lane, had been gridlocked.
She said: "It is a winding treacherous country lane that narrows in several places to a single track with severely limited forward visibilty.
"On Friday when the snow fell it was ridiculous.
"Kirklees must have known that Hopton Lane was closed.
"Did they think to grit Northgate and Wood Lane. No."
Mrs Lee said she tried to use Wood Lane on Friday evening before having to turn back.
"The lane was gridlocked with queueing, sliding vehicles. There were several crashes and many frayed tempers.
"We needed those gritters on Friday not on Saturday morning. We needed diversion signs to keep non-local traffic outside the village.
"Does it need a death to make Kirklees Council realise that a place called Upper Hopton exists?"
No-one at Kirklees Council was available for comment.