Sheffield potholes grow in the snow

Ice on the road and path on Cobnar Road, Woodseats. Picture: Andrew Roe
Ice on the road and path on Cobnar Road, Woodseats. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Dozens of trees have fallen and more potholes emerged in Sheffield during recent wintry weather.

Residents have reported various problems across the city, from bin collections being delayed to their cars having to be abandoned.

Streets Ahead, Sheffield Council’s contractor, has had to clear 43 trees which fell as a result of snow on Boxing Day.

It is also treating many new potholes .

In the latest snowfall, on Wednesday, January 28, 33 centimetres of snow fell – 16cm of it in just four hours.

Council chiefs are urging residents to report problems – as well as requesting grit for bins – as the cold snap continues.

Steve Robinson, council head of highway maintenance, said: “The more the merrier. If people report problems it is very helpful.”

Gritters have treated 37,000 miles of road in Sheffield – the same distance as going around the world – since October 1.

n Report empty grit bins on 0114 273 4567 or visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/winter. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/reportmystreet for other problems.

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