Problem stream will be dealt with say council

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COUNCIL bosses have promised to give priority to tackling a slip hazard on a Sheffield footpath.

Fed-up Julie Oates has been complaining about a stream of water which runs off land in Newfield Farm Close, Gleadless, and creates a “glacier” when temperatures plunge, causing pedestrians and motorists to slip and skid.

Julie, aged 41, a customer service assistant, of Middle Hay View, said: “I first complained to Yorkshire Water, which told me it had nothing to do with it.

“Then I called Sheffield Council and had a similar response. It’s so bad that when it’s cold the whole area freezes and becomes a glacier.

“Many people have slipped.

Nick Hetherington, of the council’s Streetscene, said: “The problem is believed to be caused by natural ground water and requires a new drain to take this water into the drainage system beneath the road.

“It is on our list of priorities throughout the city and we are working to find a solution as soon as we can.”