Traffic chaos on Blackstock Road as buses diverted and drivers stuck in HUGE queue for Sheffield tip

Buses were forced to diver their services in Sheffield earlier today as huge queues of traffic formed to use the tip on Blackstock Road.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:35 pm

Huge queues have become an all too familiar sight in recent weeks outside the tip with Sheffield Council even issuing fines to stop people parking on the road.

Officers have been on duty at the Blackstock Road tip in Gleadless Valley to issue £70 on the spot fines to drivers who have refused to move on.

However, it seems that the problem of more people using the site and huge queues on the road outside has still not been solved.

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Queue on Blackstock Road - Credit: Keiron Joel

Stagecoach Yorkshire said that buses had to be diverted due to the huge congestion on the road and First South Yorkshire said their number 11 service was diverting down Gleadless Road.

Although the road is now passable, many residents and motorists have warned that the mammoth queues could cause a serious accident.

Earlier this month, Sheffield Council put the lengthy waits down to a combination of increased usage and the impact of measures put in place to ensure social distancing and protect staff.

They asked that residents with significant volumes of household or garden waste to consider contacting a registered skip hire company or using the council’s garden waste and bulky waste collection services.

The council said that some staff at the tip have been subjected to physical threats and verbal abuse and warned the site would close if this continued.

For more information about Sheffield’s tips, including opening times, visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield/HWRC.