Bradford district brought to halt by Easter week snow - live updates

Bradford district brought to halt by Easter week snow - live updates

A Megabus skidded across Halifax Road at Buttershaw. Picture sent in by reader Rosalind Denham, from Woodside

The main road between Wilsden and Sandy Lane this morning

"Roads Been Plowed But Still Slippery Busses Sliding All Over In Buttershaw" - pic sent by John Ellis via Twitter

Matthew Kermode sent us this pic of Queensbury via Twitter

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor (Content)

Heavy snowfalls overnight have brought chaos to the Bradford district's roads this morning.

Most people in the area woke up to a heavy blanket of snow, with driving conditions, particularly in hilly areas, rendered treacherous.

New at 9.45am: Metro has just posted the latest public transport disruptions: "The whole of Bradford is experiencing delays and congestion due to widespread snow."

209/219/229 Service – Currently diverting, not serving Hartshead.

253 not serving East Bierley

268 running via M606. Not serving Oakenshaw and Odsal Top.

271 operating running via M606 and not serving Oakenshaw and Odsal Top.

283 not serving East Bierley

425 and 427 not serving A650 Morley-Bradford

539 not serving Stainland.

576 experincing severe delays due to drifting snow at Swailesmoor Road

615 616 617 618 delays due to HGV jack-knifed on Allerton Road [both directions]. Services to terminate at Chapel Lane.

696 & 697 running between Keighley & Cullingworth, and not serving Denholme.

737 delays expected.

747 delays expected.

A629 Halifax Road closed due to snow between B6145 Thornton Road (Denholme) and Whitehill Road (Halifax). Many surrounding routes are also affected by the poor weather.

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The West Yorkshire passenger transport service Metro reported at 7.30am: "Snow and icy conditions across West Yorkshire are delaying traffic and bus services.

"Arriva is reporting that all services are running on main main roads only."

Leeds-Bradford airport was warning of disruption to flights to/ from Leeds Bradford Airport due to adverse weather conditions. Passengers advised to check the status

There have been chaotic scenes across the district with the snowfall making some roads hazardous with one coach driver smashing into a wall on the Halifax Road when he lost control of his vehicle.

That incident happened at 8am this morning as the driver travelled to Shelf and it has blocked both lanes of the road. It is not known if the driver or any of his passengers were injured.

A HGV driver also got stuck on the M606 at the traffic lights at 7.10am as he tried to get up the hill, while a car collided with a wall in Highgate, Clayton Heights at 5.30am.

A lorry driver got into difficulty just before 6am in Great Horton Road when his vehicle got stuck because the snow was level with the kerb and a large branch was blocking traffic in Tong Street, Holme Wood.

On Cottingley Cliffe Road, Bingley, two cars collided at 7.45am this morning, but that was not thought to be weather related.

Police officers were sent to try to ease heavy congestion on the A650 Bingley bypass by directing traffic at Saltaire roundabout.

A spokesman said that advice to motorists was to drive with care while the conditions remained bad and to avoid blocking junctions.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for Yorkshire and The Humber and said that up to five cm of snow was expected in some places above 200metres with as much as 10 to 15cm possible above 300metres.

“Little, if any, snow is expected to accumulate on roads and pavements below 200m. The area of rain, sleet and snow will clear from the north during Wednesday,” the Met Office said.

Check back here throughout the day for the latest updates and log on to our live travel feed for as-it-happens road reports.

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7:53am Wed 4 Apr 12

Mike Strutter says...

It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet.
This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!! Mike Strutter
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8:05am Wed 4 Apr 12

PeterBooth says...

Here we go again, the weather forecasters have done their job and been predicting this very accurately for the last few days, why cant Bradford Council organise themselves. Whoever is responsible at the Council for organising snow clearing, having staff on stand-by etc should be disciplined or removed. Scandalous !!
Here we go again, the weather forecasters have done their job and been predicting this very accurately for the last few days, why cant Bradford Council organise themselves. Whoever is responsible at the Council for organising snow clearing, having staff on stand-by etc should be disciplined or removed. Scandalous !! PeterBooth
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8:20am Wed 4 Apr 12

Apollo says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor.

They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later.

Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads.

Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time. Apollo
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8:25am Wed 4 Apr 12

Dannyp1892 says...

Absolute madness. It was snowing early enough for the plough's to be out surely, clearing main roads? Once again we lack any common sense when it comes to heavy snow and we have to come to a standstill. WE KNEW IT WAS COMING, HOW CAN THE COUNCIL JUSTIFY THE MESS THIS MORNING?
Absolute madness. It was snowing early enough for the plough's to be out surely, clearing main roads? Once again we lack any common sense when it comes to heavy snow and we have to come to a standstill. WE KNEW IT WAS COMING, HOW CAN THE COUNCIL JUSTIFY THE MESS THIS MORNING? Dannyp1892
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8:41am Wed 4 Apr 12

Joedavid says...

What a surprise!
Snow stops Bradford!
Once again this Council let us down.
Local elections coming so we have a chance to get 30 NEW people on the Council.
What a surprise! Snow stops Bradford! Once again this Council let us down. Local elections coming so we have a chance to get 30 NEW people on the Council. Joedavid
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9:03am Wed 4 Apr 12

Patrick Bateman says...

Just driven through Bradford to Bingley: worst driving conditions I think I've ever come across - no joke.
Just driven through Bradford to Bingley: worst driving conditions I think I've ever come across - no joke. Patrick Bateman
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9:09am Wed 4 Apr 12

hector0007 says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Roads in Bingley were gritted yesterday afternoon and late into the evening on the bypass.

I suggest you do what Mr Cameron suggest under the "big society" and buy your own plough and grit if you think the council is rubbish at its job.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Roads in Bingley were gritted yesterday afternoon and late into the evening on the bypass. I suggest you do what Mr Cameron suggest under the "big society" and buy your own plough and grit if you think the council is rubbish at its job. hector0007
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9:25am Wed 4 Apr 12

collos25 says...

The problem is there is not enough gritters or personnel the winter sevice has been cut to the absolute minimun like all other services in Bradford.
The problem is there is not enough gritters or personnel the winter sevice has been cut to the absolute minimun like all other services in Bradford. collos25
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9:26am Wed 4 Apr 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

All roads clear on the way to work, even though I had 2 inch of snow on my car when I woke up.

Gritters had done the roads last night in preparation. Took me no extra time other than to clear my car to get to work.

Can't go pointing fingers at the council on this one round my area.
All roads clear on the way to work, even though I had 2 inch of snow on my car when I woke up. Gritters had done the roads last night in preparation. Took me no extra time other than to clear my car to get to work. Can't go pointing fingers at the council on this one round my area. Thee Voice of Reason
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9:28am Wed 4 Apr 12

MontyLeMar says...

I was walking in Shipley town centre yesterday evening and the council had done a good job gritting most of the footpaths 'though I hadn't seen a road gritter. Having said that, Shipley is less than 100m above sea level and most of the forecasters have been saying there should be just sleet with no accumulations of snow on the roads and pavements. I didn't think they could be that accurate?
I was walking in Shipley town centre yesterday evening and the council had done a good job gritting most of the footpaths 'though I hadn't seen a road gritter. Having said that, Shipley is less than 100m above sea level and most of the forecasters have been saying there should be just sleet with no accumulations of snow on the roads and pavements. I didn't think they could be that accurate? MontyLeMar
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9:31am Wed 4 Apr 12

BD16 says...

Apollo wrote:
Mike Strutter wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.
They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow.

You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.[/p][/quote]They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow. You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion. BD16
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9:32am Wed 4 Apr 12

mad matt says...

The gritters came round here twice yesterday evening but it's been snowing sideways all night and we could really have done with the plough out this morning. Luckily the schools are closed so there are a lot less idiot drivers on the streets.
The gritters came round here twice yesterday evening but it's been snowing sideways all night and we could really have done with the plough out this morning. Luckily the schools are closed so there are a lot less idiot drivers on the streets. mad matt
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9:37am Wed 4 Apr 12

Albion. says...

Joedavid wrote:
What a surprise!
Snow stops Bradford!
Once again this Council let us down.
Local elections coming so we have a chance to get 30 NEW people on the Council.
To be fair, the snow has stopped everywhere that was in it's path, gritters can only achieve so much and they have been out.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: What a surprise! Snow stops Bradford! Once again this Council let us down. Local elections coming so we have a chance to get 30 NEW people on the Council.[/p][/quote]To be fair, the snow has stopped everywhere that was in it's path, gritters can only achieve so much and they have been out. Albion.
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10:18am Wed 4 Apr 12

markjoe says...

BD16 wrote:
Apollo wrote:
Mike Strutter wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.
They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow.

You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.
You can as the gritters were out at about tea time last what about the rest of the time. It's not very well managed, they should be out earlier in the morning to clear the roads before the main rush hour, that's what they are there for. We no doubt have more than enough grit as its not been needed every much this winter. I have also noticed that the new grit spray\spreader that is on the back of the wagons is useless, they drive too fast and as soon as the grit is dispensed is drifts to the curb with the back draft from the wagon. The people who grit the pavements seem to have the task well in hand though.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.[/p][/quote]They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow. You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.[/p][/quote]You can as the gritters were out at about tea time last what about the rest of the time. It's not very well managed, they should be out earlier in the morning to clear the roads before the main rush hour, that's what they are there for. We no doubt have more than enough grit as its not been needed every much this winter. I have also noticed that the new grit spray\spreader that is on the back of the wagons is useless, they drive too fast and as soon as the grit is dispensed is drifts to the curb with the back draft from the wagon. The people who grit the pavements seem to have the task well in hand though. markjoe
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10:19am Wed 4 Apr 12

roofie321 says...

The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway
The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway roofie321
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10:24am Wed 4 Apr 12

Dave Barnett says...

roofie321 wrote:
The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway
No, it's Wilsden, because I took it myself.
[quote][p][bold]roofie321[/bold] wrote: The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway[/p][/quote]No, it's Wilsden, because I took it myself. Dave Barnett
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10:26am Wed 4 Apr 12

moshiemonster says...

Gritters were out on my street at 7ish last night just as the first flakes of snow were falling, then out at 6am. This morning they had ploughs on when it went past but Icould see he was held up by the stupid drivers who wouldnt get out of his way. I know it was forecast but that means that all drivers should have been aware as well as the Council!

I dont see how the Council can be blamed for freak weather.
Gritters were out on my street at 7ish last night just as the first flakes of snow were falling, then out at 6am. This morning they had ploughs on when it went past but Icould see he was held up by the stupid drivers who wouldnt get out of his way. I know it was forecast but that means that all drivers should have been aware as well as the Council! I dont see how the Council can be blamed for freak weather. moshiemonster
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10:42am Wed 4 Apr 12

lullabylady says...

The gritters did there job they were on my street at 6.10pm. well done to them all. Too many people are too quick to judge others. Lets face it grit can only help to a certain level if the snow comes down thick and fast then the roads etc will end up covered in snow. cant blame the gritters/council for that
The gritters did there job they were on my street at 6.10pm. well done to them all. Too many people are too quick to judge others. Lets face it grit can only help to a certain level if the snow comes down thick and fast then the roads etc will end up covered in snow. cant blame the gritters/council for that lullabylady
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10:59am Wed 4 Apr 12

Mutha.Slimer says...

I blame Galloway ;-))
I blame Galloway ;-)) Mutha.Slimer
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11:07am Wed 4 Apr 12

36a says...

Denholme to Queensbury still impassible at 9:30am.
I supect the council looks at a map and sends out gritters to primary routes. However a map is flat. We have hills. The hill routes need dealing with more than Manningham Lane and the pavements in Keighley
Denholme to Queensbury still impassible at 9:30am. I supect the council looks at a map and sends out gritters to primary routes. However a map is flat. We have hills. The hill routes need dealing with more than Manningham Lane and the pavements in Keighley 36a
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11:17am Wed 4 Apr 12

Albion. says...

Mutha.Slimer wrote:
I blame Galloway ;-))
Nah! He'll be too preoccupied with wife number four!
[quote][p][bold]Mutha.Slimer[/bold] wrote: I blame Galloway ;-))[/p][/quote]Nah! He'll be too preoccupied with wife number four! Albion.
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11:19am Wed 4 Apr 12

Apollo says...

36a wrote:
Denholme to Queensbury still impassible at 9:30am. I supect the council looks at a map and sends out gritters to primary routes. However a map is flat. We have hills. The hill routes need dealing with more than Manningham Lane and the pavements in Keighley
Yes, but who in their right minds this morning would have thought 'I will drive up to Queensbury' as part of my normal route?

You would not drive up to Queensbury and expect it to be better would you?

There are some complete idiots out on the roads this morning. No amount of gritting can help morons.
[quote][p][bold]36a[/bold] wrote: Denholme to Queensbury still impassible at 9:30am. I supect the council looks at a map and sends out gritters to primary routes. However a map is flat. We have hills. The hill routes need dealing with more than Manningham Lane and the pavements in Keighley[/p][/quote]Yes, but who in their right minds this morning would have thought 'I will drive up to Queensbury' as part of my normal route? You would not drive up to Queensbury and expect it to be better would you? There are some complete idiots out on the roads this morning. No amount of gritting can help morons. Apollo
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11:45am Wed 4 Apr 12

BD16 says...

markjoe wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Apollo wrote:
Mike Strutter wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.
They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow. You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.
You can as the gritters were out at about tea time last what about the rest of the time. It's not very well managed, they should be out earlier in the morning to clear the roads before the main rush hour, that's what they are there for. We no doubt have more than enough grit as its not been needed every much this winter. I have also noticed that the new grit spray\spreader that is on the back of the wagons is useless, they drive too fast and as soon as the grit is dispensed is drifts to the curb with the back draft from the wagon. The people who grit the pavements seem to have the task well in hand though.
Snow was expected on higher ground but we got it a lot lower than forecast. Combined with a strong wind it created conditions that no ammount of gritting could have coped with.
[quote][p][bold]markjoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.[/p][/quote]They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow. You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.[/p][/quote]You can as the gritters were out at about tea time last what about the rest of the time. It's not very well managed, they should be out earlier in the morning to clear the roads before the main rush hour, that's what they are there for. We no doubt have more than enough grit as its not been needed every much this winter. I have also noticed that the new grit spray\spreader that is on the back of the wagons is useless, they drive too fast and as soon as the grit is dispensed is drifts to the curb with the back draft from the wagon. The people who grit the pavements seem to have the task well in hand though.[/p][/quote]Snow was expected on higher ground but we got it a lot lower than forecast. Combined with a strong wind it created conditions that no ammount of gritting could have coped with. BD16
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12:04pm Wed 4 Apr 12

36a says...

Apollo wrote:
36a wrote: Denholme to Queensbury still impassible at 9:30am. I supect the council looks at a map and sends out gritters to primary routes. However a map is flat. We have hills. The hill routes need dealing with more than Manningham Lane and the pavements in Keighley
Yes, but who in their right minds this morning would have thought 'I will drive up to Queensbury' as part of my normal route? You would not drive up to Queensbury and expect it to be better would you? There are some complete idiots out on the roads this morning. No amount of gritting can help morons.
Agreed I would not have attempted to drive up towards Queensbury.
I live part way up towards Queensbury, and was going down to Keighley.
It was nice that they had gritted the pavements at Ingrow..... really helpful where there was no snow
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]36a[/bold] wrote: Denholme to Queensbury still impassible at 9:30am. I supect the council looks at a map and sends out gritters to primary routes. However a map is flat. We have hills. The hill routes need dealing with more than Manningham Lane and the pavements in Keighley[/p][/quote]Yes, but who in their right minds this morning would have thought 'I will drive up to Queensbury' as part of my normal route? You would not drive up to Queensbury and expect it to be better would you? There are some complete idiots out on the roads this morning. No amount of gritting can help morons.[/p][/quote]Agreed I would not have attempted to drive up towards Queensbury. I live part way up towards Queensbury, and was going down to Keighley. It was nice that they had gritted the pavements at Ingrow..... really helpful where there was no snow 36a
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12:17pm Wed 4 Apr 12

BigFigure says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet.
This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Think Mr Strutter has this comment on file to trot out at the first sign of snow....
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Think Mr Strutter has this comment on file to trot out at the first sign of snow.... BigFigure
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12:28pm Wed 4 Apr 12

justjustice says...

Why have we waited until an election to remove the councillors? Why didnt we force them out years ago with a vote of no confidence due to the endless mistakes they have made one after another.
Why have we waited until an election to remove the councillors? Why didnt we force them out years ago with a vote of no confidence due to the endless mistakes they have made one after another. justjustice
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12:29pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Stern_and_concerned_in_Shipley says...

As a tax payer I am appalled that Bradford Council has not alerted me to the fact it was going to snow again.
I would not have taken the grit from the bottom of our street for the path to my pond had I known this. The council have (again) *yawn* a lot to answer for.
As a tax payer I am appalled that Bradford Council has not alerted me to the fact it was going to snow again. I would not have taken the grit from the bottom of our street for the path to my pond had I known this. The council have (again) *yawn* a lot to answer for. Stern_and_concerned_in_Shipley
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12:30pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

markjoe wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Apollo wrote:
Mike Strutter wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.
They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow.

You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.
You can as the gritters were out at about tea time last what about the rest of the time. It's not very well managed, they should be out earlier in the morning to clear the roads before the main rush hour, that's what they are there for. We no doubt have more than enough grit as its not been needed every much this winter. I have also noticed that the new grit spray\spreader that is on the back of the wagons is useless, they drive too fast and as soon as the grit is dispensed is drifts to the curb with the back draft from the wagon. The people who grit the pavements seem to have the task well in hand though.
My friend works for the council and I saw he had put on facebook last night they were back on call and standby for the impending snow. As much as I'd like to hang the council and councillors and all who sail in her at present we can't hold em to task on every little matter. This snow, although forecast has had a massive negative impact on all the towns and cities it has fallen over.
[quote][p][bold]markjoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.[/p][/quote]They were out in Bingley at around 17:00 as well. The forecast I saw said snow was expected above 200 metres which is about 650 feet. I don't live that high but we still had snow. You can blame Bradford council for many things, and we do, but I think they have done a decent job on this occasion.[/p][/quote]You can as the gritters were out at about tea time last what about the rest of the time. It's not very well managed, they should be out earlier in the morning to clear the roads before the main rush hour, that's what they are there for. We no doubt have more than enough grit as its not been needed every much this winter. I have also noticed that the new grit spray\spreader that is on the back of the wagons is useless, they drive too fast and as soon as the grit is dispensed is drifts to the curb with the back draft from the wagon. The people who grit the pavements seem to have the task well in hand though.[/p][/quote]My friend works for the council and I saw he had put on facebook last night they were back on call and standby for the impending snow. As much as I'd like to hang the council and councillors and all who sail in her at present we can't hold em to task on every little matter. This snow, although forecast has had a massive negative impact on all the towns and cities it has fallen over. Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:43pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

The trouble with Bradford Councilis that they never get their priorities right. They knew this was coming and have done for three days. Yet they find £2m to pay so called consultants in less than a year. I think such a large amount should be justifiable so we can understand why such large amounts of our money is spent in this way.
The trouble with Bradford Councilis that they never get their priorities right. They knew this was coming and have done for three days. Yet they find £2m to pay so called consultants in less than a year. I think such a large amount should be justifiable so we can understand why such large amounts of our money is spent in this way. Yorkshire Lass
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12:59pm Wed 4 Apr 12

dtjscott says...

I've never heard so much whingeing and moaning in my life. Why don't you all just enjoy nature and the beautiful snow with your families and friends! No wonder I left the UK for sunny Australia 4 year ago.... By the way it was 29 degrees and sunny today in Sydney today :)
I've never heard so much whingeing and moaning in my life. Why don't you all just enjoy nature and the beautiful snow with your families and friends! No wonder I left the UK for sunny Australia 4 year ago.... By the way it was 29 degrees and sunny today in Sydney today :) dtjscott
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1:03pm Wed 4 Apr 12

BigFigure says...

BBC reporting chaos across Co Durham and North Yorkshire....seems Bradford Council has a lot to answer for
BBC reporting chaos across Co Durham and North Yorkshire....seems Bradford Council has a lot to answer for BigFigure
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1:04pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Pete Sam says...

So yet again the corrupt Council does f*ck all (except to grit their own areas).
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Can't wait 'till Galloway gets rid of the scum in City Hall.
So yet again the corrupt Council does f*ck all (except to grit their own areas). . Can't wait 'till Galloway gets rid of the scum in City Hall. Pete Sam
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1:06pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Old Peculiar says...

Dave Barnett wrote:
roofie321 wrote: The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway
No, it's Wilsden, because I took it myself.
He's right - unless the Wilsden Cricket Club have relocated to Low Moor.......
[quote][p][bold]Dave Barnett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofie321[/bold] wrote: The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway[/p][/quote]No, it's Wilsden, because I took it myself.[/p][/quote]He's right - unless the Wilsden Cricket Club have relocated to Low Moor....... Old Peculiar
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1:10pm Wed 4 Apr 12

BD16 says...

justjustice wrote:
Why have we waited until an election to remove the councillors? Why didnt we force them out years ago with a vote of no confidence due to the endless mistakes they have made one after another.
I know the T&A's PC commissars have reduced us to commenting on only the weather, but even allowing for that your comment is left field.
[quote][p][bold]justjustice[/bold] wrote: Why have we waited until an election to remove the councillors? Why didnt we force them out years ago with a vote of no confidence due to the endless mistakes they have made one after another.[/p][/quote]I know the T&A's PC commissars have reduced us to commenting on only the weather, but even allowing for that your comment is left field. BD16
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1:18pm Wed 4 Apr 12

basil fawlty says...

Send out Bradford Council to clear the snow .... they produce lots of hot air
Send out Bradford Council to clear the snow .... they produce lots of hot air basil fawlty
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1:35pm Wed 4 Apr 12

BigFigure says...

basil fawlty wrote:
Send out Bradford Council to clear the snow .... they produce lots of hot air
Led by Gorgeous George,of course
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: Send out Bradford Council to clear the snow .... they produce lots of hot air[/p][/quote]Led by Gorgeous George,of course BigFigure
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1:39pm Wed 4 Apr 12

BigFigure says...

BigFigure wrote:
BBC reporting chaos across Co Durham and North Yorkshire....seems Bradford Council has a lot to answer for
And Look North reporting the council's incompetence extending across Calderdale, Kirklees and into South Yorkshire. Heads must roll.
[quote][p][bold]BigFigure[/bold] wrote: BBC reporting chaos across Co Durham and North Yorkshire....seems Bradford Council has a lot to answer for[/p][/quote]And Look North reporting the council's incompetence extending across Calderdale, Kirklees and into South Yorkshire. Heads must roll. BigFigure
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1:49pm Wed 4 Apr 12

AMDRAM says...

Roads over Wilsden were bad in places, but the main problem was traffic backing up from accidents such as the jack-knifed lorry near Cottingley. The strong winds last night didn't help but there were big piles of grit dumped on the road in places so there were gritters about somewhere! It did need ploughs though - the size of the snow in the centre of the roads was too high for some cars and in places had turned to solid ice. Took me from 7 to 11 to get to work - could have flown off to the Canaries in that time! I wish!
Roads over Wilsden were bad in places, but the main problem was traffic backing up from accidents such as the jack-knifed lorry near Cottingley. The strong winds last night didn't help but there were big piles of grit dumped on the road in places so there were gritters about somewhere! It did need ploughs though - the size of the snow in the centre of the roads was too high for some cars and in places had turned to solid ice. Took me from 7 to 11 to get to work - could have flown off to the Canaries in that time! I wish! AMDRAM
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2:14pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Dave Barnett wrote:
roofie321 wrote:
The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway
No, it's Wilsden, because I took it myself.
They won't believe you Dave, in fact I'm surprised your pic hasn't had negative reviews due to it not being clear of fuzz and a snowy picture.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Barnett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roofie321[/bold] wrote: The picture of main street in Wilsden is actually low moor!!! and I don't know why you bother with the headlines, there is always chaos in Bradford when it snows, we are used to it now, be gone soon anyway[/p][/quote]No, it's Wilsden, because I took it myself.[/p][/quote]They won't believe you Dave, in fact I'm surprised your pic hasn't had negative reviews due to it not being clear of fuzz and a snowy picture. Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:43pm Wed 4 Apr 12

roofie321 says...

looks uncannily like near where I live sorry don't believe you Dave Barnett
looks uncannily like near where I live sorry don't believe you Dave Barnett roofie321
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3:19pm Wed 4 Apr 12

citizen smith says...

roofie321 wrote:
looks uncannily like near where I live sorry don't believe you Dave Barnett
Roofie, maybe you live in Wilsden really? Have you checked the sign at the end of your road recently?
[quote][p][bold]roofie321[/bold] wrote: looks uncannily like near where I live sorry don't believe you Dave Barnett[/p][/quote]Roofie, maybe you live in Wilsden really? Have you checked the sign at the end of your road recently? citizen smith
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3:21pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

The main road between Wilsden and Sandy Lane this morning picture above IS the main road between Wilsden and Sandy Lane. Argue about Low Moor all you want with your LOW intelligence.
The main road between Wilsden and Sandy Lane this morning picture above IS the main road between Wilsden and Sandy Lane. Argue about Low Moor all you want with your LOW intelligence. Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:30pm Wed 4 Apr 12

TirNaNog says...

Why don't some of the drivers take some responsibilty for the gridlock. Some of their antics this morning were laughable. Entering roundabouts even though their exit was blocked but God forbid they'll let other traffic out who aren't even wanting the same exit! Let's face it most people have no idea how to drive in the snow including PSV employees apparently!
Why don't some of the drivers take some responsibilty for the gridlock. Some of their antics this morning were laughable. Entering roundabouts even though their exit was blocked but God forbid they'll let other traffic out who aren't even wanting the same exit! Let's face it most people have no idea how to drive in the snow including PSV employees apparently! TirNaNog
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4:31pm Wed 4 Apr 12

roofie321 says...

prisoner cell block A - get a life was a wind up as for low intelligence I think you will find I have quite the opposite but my main attribute is having a sense of humour which you obviously don't!!
prisoner cell block A - get a life was a wind up as for low intelligence I think you will find I have quite the opposite but my main attribute is having a sense of humour which you obviously don't!! roofie321
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4:49pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Mike Strutter says...

Apollo wrote:
Mike Strutter wrote:
It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor.

They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later.

Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads.

Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.
Well I got home from work at 7pm so didn't manage to see the one at 5pm !!

Let me add to this post then. This morning when admittedly a gritter would have been useless, I didn't see any ploughs (I live on a main road where the ploughs would have to pass) until lunch time.

Why weren't they ploughing from 6am ? Queensbury was at a standstill until around 11am and a plough wasn't in sight.

Good job I worked from home !!
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Sorry Mike but the gritters were definitely out at teatime yesterday in Queensbury. One passed me at West End at about 1700 and I then followed another one down to Halifax where it turned at the boundary at the end of Swales Moor. They were out on time for when the snow was forecast at about 1800 although it fell a little later. Grit would not have helped greatly overnight as the snow was accompanied by very high winds which rapidly covered the roads. Ploughs would help in that situation but the gritters were out and on time.[/p][/quote]Well I got home from work at 7pm so didn't manage to see the one at 5pm !! Let me add to this post then. This morning when admittedly a gritter would have been useless, I didn't see any ploughs (I live on a main road where the ploughs would have to pass) until lunch time. Why weren't they ploughing from 6am ? Queensbury was at a standstill until around 11am and a plough wasn't in sight. Good job I worked from home !! Mike Strutter
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4:51pm Wed 4 Apr 12

yorkshiredude says...

I am disgusted that the council made it snow.
I am disgusted that the council made it snow. yorkshiredude
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4:54pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Mike Strutter says...

BigFigure wrote:
Mike Strutter wrote:
It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet.
This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!!
Think Mr Strutter has this comment on file to trot out at the first sign of snow....
No !!

Look, I think the council have done a great job this year with gritting etc.
However on this occasion it was forecast well in advance and whilst it's OK sending gritters in Bingley and lower areas with little snow fall they can't exactly plough Queensbury when they are elsewhere.
There were 5ft snow drifts up here, everywhere else had a lick of it !!
[quote][p][bold]BigFigure[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: It started snowing in Queensbury at 7pm last night and I haven't seen one plough or gritter yet. This was forecast for gods sake !!! Did the councils tuck the gritters up for spring !!!![/p][/quote]Think Mr Strutter has this comment on file to trot out at the first sign of snow....[/p][/quote]No !! Look, I think the council have done a great job this year with gritting etc. However on this occasion it was forecast well in advance and whilst it's OK sending gritters in Bingley and lower areas with little snow fall they can't exactly plough Queensbury when they are elsewhere. There were 5ft snow drifts up here, everywhere else had a lick of it !! Mike Strutter
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4:58pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Oxenhoper says...

Easter Week? Not yet it isn't. This is Holy Week. Easter Week is next week.
Easter Week? Not yet it isn't. This is Holy Week. Easter Week is next week. Oxenhoper
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5:17pm Wed 4 Apr 12

yangyeight says...

TirNaNog wrote:
Why don't some of the drivers take some responsibilty for the gridlock. Some of their antics this morning were laughable. Entering roundabouts even though their exit was blocked but God forbid they'll let other traffic out who aren't even wanting the same exit! Let's face it most people have no idea how to drive in the snow including PSV employees apparently!
exactly, no-one can drive in snow.
its the i don't give way for no-one selfish attitude that causes half the problems.
[quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: Why don't some of the drivers take some responsibilty for the gridlock. Some of their antics this morning were laughable. Entering roundabouts even though their exit was blocked but God forbid they'll let other traffic out who aren't even wanting the same exit! Let's face it most people have no idea how to drive in the snow including PSV employees apparently![/p][/quote]exactly, no-one can drive in snow. its the i don't give way for no-one selfish attitude that causes half the problems. yangyeight
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5:19pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Outraged English Subject says...

yangyeight wrote:
TirNaNog wrote:
Why don't some of the drivers take some responsibilty for the gridlock. Some of their antics this morning were laughable. Entering roundabouts even though their exit was blocked but God forbid they'll let other traffic out who aren't even wanting the same exit! Let's face it most people have no idea how to drive in the snow including PSV employees apparently!
exactly, no-one can drive in snow.
its the i don't give way for no-one selfish attitude that causes half the problems.
So true!
[quote][p][bold]yangyeight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: Why don't some of the drivers take some responsibilty for the gridlock. Some of their antics this morning were laughable. Entering roundabouts even though their exit was blocked but God forbid they'll let other traffic out who aren't even wanting the same exit! Let's face it most people have no idea how to drive in the snow including PSV employees apparently![/p][/quote]exactly, no-one can drive in snow. its the i don't give way for no-one selfish attitude that causes half the problems.[/p][/quote]So true! Outraged English Subject
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5:23pm Wed 4 Apr 12

yangyeight says...

the idea about gritting yourself would work if the council had not taking the grit bin away!
i used to grit outside my house on the road but now i just grit the pavement with the small amount i BORROWED from work!!
sure i read something about council being 5m in credit with their budget........
the idea about gritting yourself would work if the council had not taking the grit bin away! i used to grit outside my house on the road but now i just grit the pavement with the small amount i BORROWED from work!! sure i read something about council being 5m in credit with their budget........ yangyeight
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6:18pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Patrick Bateman says...

yangyeight wrote:
the idea about gritting yourself would work if the council had not taking the grit bin away!
i used to grit outside my house on the road but now i just grit the pavement with the small amount i BORROWED from work!!
sure i read something about council being 5m in credit with their budget........
They removed ours too. Ours is a steep road and potentially very hazardous. Apparently they're (the dept. responsible) will be 'reviewing' their grit-bin allocation strategy this summer. Quite a dismal service considering the council tax they must rake in around here..
[quote][p][bold]yangyeight[/bold] wrote: the idea about gritting yourself would work if the council had not taking the grit bin away! i used to grit outside my house on the road but now i just grit the pavement with the small amount i BORROWED from work!! sure i read something about council being 5m in credit with their budget........[/p][/quote]They removed ours too. Ours is a steep road and potentially very hazardous. Apparently they're (the dept. responsible) will be 'reviewing' their grit-bin allocation strategy this summer. Quite a dismal service considering the council tax they must rake in around here.. Patrick Bateman
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7:07pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Colin Allcars says...

Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?
Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work? Colin Allcars
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8:38pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Outraged English Subject says...

Colin Allcars wrote:
Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?
Although walking speeds can vary greatly depending on factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, effort, and fitness, the average human walking speed is about 5 kilometres per hour (km/h), or about 3 miles per hour (mph). 40 minutes to walk 2 miles x 2, 1 hour 20 minutes to walk to work and back, on average. You’re not disabled or in a wheelchair are you! "so lazy" NOT!
[quote][p][bold]Colin Allcars[/bold] wrote: Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?[/p][/quote]Although walking speeds can vary greatly depending on factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, effort, and fitness, the average human walking speed is about 5 kilometres per hour (km/h), or about 3 miles per hour (mph). 40 minutes to walk 2 miles x 2, 1 hour 20 minutes to walk to work and back, on average. You’re not disabled or in a wheelchair are you! "so lazy" NOT! Outraged English Subject
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9:38pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Mike Strutter says...

Colin Allcars wrote:
Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?
I work in Leeds and I reckon many others do also. If it's not escaped your notice it is a city about 5-20 miles from Bradford depending where in Bradford you live and it has more jobs than Bradford. Therefore I'd expect Bradford to be well within its catchment area !!!

I'm not walking 20 miles !!
[quote][p][bold]Colin Allcars[/bold] wrote: Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?[/p][/quote]I work in Leeds and I reckon many others do also. If it's not escaped your notice it is a city about 5-20 miles from Bradford depending where in Bradford you live and it has more jobs than Bradford. Therefore I'd expect Bradford to be well within its catchment area !!! I'm not walking 20 miles !! Mike Strutter
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11:04pm Wed 4 Apr 12

Town Hall says...

The problem this morning was caused by inconsiderate mindless morons (Not Everybody) who can’t drive in adverse conditions. I often wonder where they got their licenses from, was it a lucky bag, or more than likely, they wrote it out on the back of a cornflake packet.

It was these people devoid of any common sense who caused the snarl up in Bradford this morning; the standard of driving was appalling. I accept not everyone can drive in these conditions so why even attempt to? Why anyone in their right mind would try to negotiate Brighouse/Denholme road in these conditions, let alone in a rear wheel drive car is beyond me, drivers (I use the term loosely) blocking exits into and off roundabouts and major junctions so traffic cannot flow freely, abandoning/parking their cars without consideration for others are just a few of the reasons the Gritters cannot do their job.

There are two types of Drivers, those who can, and steering wheel attendants. Sadly most of this mornings fell into the latter category.
The problem this morning was caused by inconsiderate mindless morons (Not Everybody) who can’t drive in adverse conditions. I often wonder where they got their licenses from, was it a lucky bag, or more than likely, they wrote it out on the back of a cornflake packet. It was these people devoid of any common sense who caused the snarl up in Bradford this morning; the standard of driving was appalling. I accept not everyone can drive in these conditions so why even attempt to? Why anyone in their right mind would try to negotiate Brighouse/Denholme road in these conditions, let alone in a rear wheel drive car is beyond me, drivers (I use the term loosely) blocking exits into and off roundabouts and major junctions so traffic cannot flow freely, abandoning/parking their cars without consideration for others are just a few of the reasons the Gritters cannot do their job. There are two types of Drivers, those who can, and steering wheel attendants. Sadly most of this mornings fell into the latter category. Town Hall
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12:53pm Thu 5 Apr 12

tallulah says...

Arriva clearly not sticking to main roads as they weren't serving the A650 Morley-Bradford??
Arriva clearly not sticking to main roads as they weren't serving the A650 Morley-Bradford?? tallulah
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7:03pm Thu 5 Apr 12

Colin Allcars says...

Mike Strutter wrote:
Colin Allcars wrote: Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?
I work in Leeds and I reckon many others do also. If it's not escaped your notice it is a city about 5-20 miles from Bradford depending where in Bradford you live and it has more jobs than Bradford. Therefore I'd expect Bradford to be well within its catchment area !!! I'm not walking 20 miles !!
I'm not expecting you to! But you can't tell me that everyone needs their car on days like Wednesday's.
i don't know if you've noticed but some people get to work whatever the circumstances
[quote][p][bold]Mike Strutter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Colin Allcars[/bold] wrote: Is there no one in Bradford who lives within 2 miles of where they work, or are they all so lazy that they are happy to contribute to traffic delays instead of walking to work?[/p][/quote]I work in Leeds and I reckon many others do also. If it's not escaped your notice it is a city about 5-20 miles from Bradford depending where in Bradford you live and it has more jobs than Bradford. Therefore I'd expect Bradford to be well within its catchment area !!! I'm not walking 20 miles !![/p][/quote]I'm not expecting you to! But you can't tell me that everyone needs their car on days like Wednesday's. i don't know if you've noticed but some people get to work whatever the circumstances Colin Allcars
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