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Winter weather set to continue

Gritter operative clearing roads in Diggle {Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

The Met Office has forecast another very cold day with a few snow flurries.

Tuesday will be very cold with variable amounts of cloud and strong easterly winds. There will be some drifting of lying snow on high ground and this is expected to cause [...]

Winter Weather Self Help Scheme

Gritter operative clearing roads in Diggle {Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Saddleworth Parish Council is continuing discussions with the Borough Council to improve the gritting and snow clearing arrangements in Saddleworth at times of severe weather conditions. It is the Parish Council’s view that the treatment of main roads and bus routes is good, but that [...]

Traffic chaos as snow blocks high-level routes

Traffic queuing at Standedge Cutting above Diggle (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Snow blocked many of the high level routes around Saddleworth on Friday evening bringing traffic across the region to a standstill.

Traffic queues blocked roads at Scouthead, Standedege and Grains Bar as vehicles battled with drifting snow and icy conditions. Queues to cross Standedge [...]

Diggle wakes to a winter wonderland

Children building a snowman on Harrop Green (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2011)

Diggle residents woke to a winter wonderland on Sunday morning following heavy snowfall during the night.

The wintry conditions were unexpected and although this made driving in the area difficult, most primary routes around Diggle remained open whereas secondary and tertiary roads were, in [...]

Help us to keep our roads clear this Winter

Gritting in Winter

At Monday’s Parish Council meeting, councillors made an appeal to all of us who live in Saddleworth to help the parish keep the roads clear this winter. They urged all of us to tell them which side roads and lanes should be gritted in order to be of greatest benefit to [...]