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Incident on Dearne Valley Parkway

THE Dearne Valley Parkway is currently closed between Broomhill roundabout and Cathill roundabout due to a road traffic collision.

Please avoid the area if possible.

Bright Nights road closures

TEMPORARY road closures will be in place tonight as the Barnsley Bright Nights event takes place.

 

In addition to the closures, a temporary taxi rank will be in place and parking suspensions.

 

The following roads will be in place from 3pm this afternoon:

  • Church Street
  • (from St. Mary’s Gate to junction with Market Hill and Shambles Street)
  • Regent Street
  • (from Church Street to junction with Eastgate)
  • Royal Street
  • St Mary’s Gate
  • Sadler Gate

 

From 5.30pm, the following roads will be closed:

  • Cheapside
  • Eldon Street
  • Kendray Street
  • Market Hill
  • Market Street
  • May Day Green
  • Midland Street
  • New Street
  • Peel Square
  • Queen Street
  • Regent Street South
  • St Mary’s Place
  • The Arcade
  • Shambles Street

 

A temporary rank will be created on Regent Street and will be active from 5.45pm 6.35pm.

Taxi Marshals will be on duty from 5pm at both ranks to assist customers during this period.

 

Suspension of on/off-street parking until 9.30pm tonight:

  • Church Street
  • Regent Street South
  • Eldon Street Royal Street
  • Market Hill
  • St Mary’s Gate
  • Midland Street Sadler Gate
  • Regent Street
Broken down vehicle

A VEHICLE has broken down on Doncaster Road close to Heathfields which is causing heavy traffic delays. 

Please allow extra time for your journey 

Road closed due to incident

THERE has been an incident on Smithies Lane. 

 

The road is closed in both directions.

 

South Yorkshire Police have advised motorists to use an alternative route. 

 

No time has been given as to when the road will re-open. 

Road closed following incident

There has been an incident on Park Spring Road, close to Cathill roundabout. Please use an alternative route.

Flooding update: Some roads now open again

MORE than a dozen roads remain closed due to flooding but some routes have reopened this morning.

Whams Road, Sheffield Road Hoyland, North Lane, Park Road (near Locke Park) and Gilroyd Lane are now all passable again according to Barnsley Council, but officials warn there is still significant surface water and urged drivers to take extra care.

Northern Rail is 'advising people not to travel' between Penistone and Huddersfield. However it said services were operating between Sheffield and Penistone. Services between Barnsley and Leeds, Barnsley and Sheffield and Barnsley and Penistone appear to be running normally. 

Roads still closed include Grange Lane at Cundy Cross, Dearne Valley Parkway between Cortonwood roundabout and Wath roundabout, and Dearne Hall Road at Barugh Green. 

Meadowhall event cancelled

A CHRISTMAS light switch on that was due to take place at a popular shopping centre tonight has been cancelled.

Meadowhall shopping centre was due to host a Christmas Live event at 5.30pm tonight.

 

Due to the adverse weather conditions, the event has been cancelled.

A spokesperson from Meadowhall, said: “Due to the adverse weather and the subsequent impact this has had on the regional public transport infrastructure, it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel this evening’s Meadowhall Christmas Live concert.

"We appreciate this news will be very disappointing to the many ticket holders who remained keen to attend despite the rain, but we feel we have a duty to recognise the issues people may face in trying to return home. The safety of our visitors, retailers and staff is of paramount importance to us and as a precaution our flood defences have been deployed and we are giving retailers the option to close early should they wish to do so.

"For further updates please monitor our website and social channels. For travel updates please refer to Travelsouthyorkshire.com."

Flash flooding across the borough

AN AMBER weather warning is currently in place across Barnsley due to rain.

The warning is expected to remain in place until 6am tommorrow.

Affected roads:

  • Station Road, Wombwell
  • A6135 (Sheffield Road) between Hoyland and Chapeltown
  • Claycliffe Road in Barugh Green
  • Park Road close to Worsbrough Mill
  • Redwood Avenue, Royston
  • Huddersfield Road, Haigh near Premdor 
  • Wakefield Road
  • Station Road, Wath-upon-Dearne 
  • Park Road, near Locke Park
  • New Road, Pilley
  • Smithey Bridge Lane
  • Dance Lane, Crane Moor
  • High Street, Grimethorpe
  • Whams Road, Penistone
  • New Road, Elsecar
  • Smithley Bridge Lane, Hemingfield
  • Pitt Street, Wombwell
  • Smithes Lane 
  • Barnsley Road, Wombwell
  • Dearne Hall Road, Barugh Green
  • North Lane, Cawthrone 
  • Lund Hill Lane, Royston 
  • Horn Lane/Spicer House Lane, Ingbirchworth
  • Swallow Hill Road, Mapplewell
  • A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway closed between Cortonwood roundabout and Wath Road roundabout. Please be aware that there's no left turn coming down the hill towards Cortonwood roundabout

 

TRAINS

Services between Huddersfield and Sheffield are currently unable to run due to heavy rain flooding the railway at Denby Dale.

There is no estimate as to when the service will resume.

 

BUSSES

Stagecoach have confirmed that there are lengthy delays to services due to road closures and surface water

Road closures for Remembrance Sunday

A HOST of road closures will be in place for Remembrance Sunday parades and services across the borough.

In Barnsley town centre, roads including Sadler Gate, May Day Green, Church Street, St Mary’s Gate, Market Hill, Cheapside, Kendray Street, Shambles Street, Eldon Street, Royal Street, Queen Street, St Mary’s Place, New Street, Regent Street South, Midland Street, Cheapside, May Day Green, Peel Square and Market Street will be closed between 7am and 1.30pm.

Darton, Dodworth, Grimethorpe, Hoyland, Mapplewell, Monk Bretton, Penistone, Silkstone, Thurgoland and Wombwell will have restrictions in place to prevent traffic between 9.30am and midday.

There will also be a town centre road closure on Monday between 10.30am and 11.30am, while restrictions to prevent parking or waiting on Sadler Gate, St Mary’s Gate and Church Street will be in place from 6am until 1pm.

Road closed following spillage

HAZARDOUS liquid spilled onto a road causing it to close after a lorry hit a railway bridge.

Emergency services were called to Sheffield Road, Oxspring, at about 11am on Wednesday following reports that a lorry had hit a railway bridge.

The lorry tipped onto its side following the indecent, and liquid spilt onto the road, which was identified as hazardous to aquatic life.

Road and rail users faced disruption as the road was closed near the bridge, and trains between Barnsley and Penistone were suspended, with services not going to Silkstone Common or Dodworth.

Police, Fire crews and the Environment Agency attended at the scene and ensured the site was cleared safely.

A police spokesman confirmed that the driver was uninjured and no other vehicles were involved.

Road closed following incident

A MAIN road into Barnsley is currently closed following a crash which has left a car on its roof.

Old Mill Lane is expected to remain closed for the next 40 minutes following the incident at 2.15pm.

A police spokesman said enquires to establish what happened are ongoing.

 

 

Jumble Lane crossing and road closures for Barnsley v Leeds United

FOOTBALL supporters heading to Oakwell on Sunday for the Reds’ Yorkshire derby against Leeds United have been advised about a series of road and car park closures.

The match, which kicks off at 12.30pm, is set to attract a large crown to the town and a raft of changes are in place.

Jumble Lane’s crossing was closed earlier this year by Network Rail because of safety reasons and a temporary bridge was put in place to allow pedestrians to safely cross over the railway line.

However, the bridge will close at 11.30am on Sunday and reopen at 4pm - a move bosses say is for the safety of fans and other users.

Alternative walking route to and from Oakwell have been advised as a result on Kendray Street, Mayday Green, Cheapside, Wesley Street, Lambra Road, Pontefract Road and Grove Street, while there will be no access for supporters via the Alhambra Centre.

Leeds United fans will be directed from Barnsley Interchange along Schwabisch Gmund Way, along Pontefract Road and then Queen’s Road to and from Oakwell.

Leeds fans travelling by car should access the Queen’s Ground away car park via Harborough Hill and Queen’s Street rather than Pontefract Road and Grove Street.

Following the game, home supporters are asked to leave along Pontefract Road while away fans should go from Queen’s Ground.

A spokesman said: “Extra carriages will be added to trains for away fans travelling from Barnsley back to Leeds, however there may be delays in accessing trains and fans should expect to have to queue and consider the weather forecast.

“All fans are reminded that Barnsley Interchange bridge will be closed from 11.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm until 4pm, except for those with access  needs.

“Access to and from the bus station side of the interchange will be via Eldon Street, access to the interchange from Schwabisch Gmund Way will be for access to the railway station only.

“The existing temporary accessible route via Schwabisch Gmund Way and the transport interchange is available for those with access needs.”

Home fans usually travelling by train have been encouraged to take alternative transport into the town centre as the interchange will be heavily congested with away supporters and delays in accessing the railway station should be anticipated.

Market Gate car park will also be closed, Grove Street and Belgrave Road will both be closed to vehicles from 9:30am, as will side streets around Oakwell.

Parts of Eldon Street North, Schwabisch Gmund Way, Huddersfield Road, Church Street, Regent Street and Pontefract Road will be closed from 1.30pm and will reopen as soon as operational needs allow.- Schwabisch Gmund Way will be closed from 1.30pm.

Associated side-streets will be affected by this closure. The road will be re-open as soon as operational needs allow.- Harborough Hill - Northbound off and Southbound off exit slip roads will be closed.

Bus services will also be diverted during this time: inbound via Harborough Hill Road, Old Mill Lane, Church Street and Regent Street, outbound via Eldon Street, Market Hill, St Mary’s Gate, Old Mill Lane and Sheffield Road.

“Wheelchair users or supporters with pushchairs are advised to use the pavement/footway on the Courthouse side of Eldon Street during peak times to avoid congestion,” the spokesman added.

“Staff wearing high-visibility vests will be in place for the game and supporters are advised to speak to staff for directions to and from Oakwell.

“Barnsley Council, Barnsley FC and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank fans for their patience.”

Serious injuries in town centre collision

A CHILD has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Barnsley.

Police officers were called to West Way near the Alhambra Centre at around 12.15pm to the accident which was between a car and cyclist.

An 11-year-old child was airlifted to hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries.

The road remains partially closed.

Train delays following incident

RAIL passengers will be facing disruptions this afternoon.

Goldthorpe Railway station is currently closed due to an ongoing incident and trains are not travelling through Rotherham, Swinton, Bolton-on-Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Moorthorpe, Fitzwilliam and Sandal and Agbrigg.

Northern Rail have issued a statement advising passengers to expect delays of up to 60 minutes or cancellations.

Trains from Wakefield Westgate are going straight to Meadowhall or Sheffield.

For more information visit @Northernassist on Twitter.

Flash flood warning

SEVERAL roads across Barnsley have been affected by flash flooding.

There is currently a yellow warning in place acorss Yorkshire.

As it stands, the current roads that have been affected are:

Pontefract Road

Wakefield Road

Stairfoot Roundabout 

Pogmoor Road

Carlton Hill

Grange Lane 

Smithies Lane

Windsor Street, Thurnscoe

Please allow extra time for your journey and drive carefully!

Timetable set for improvements

COUNCILLORS on a scrutiny panel have referred their concerns over public transport services in Barnsley to Sheffield City Region bosses.

The panel’s chairman, Coun Jeff Ennis, will take a role on a working party – known as the Bus Review – which was formed by Mayor Dan Jarvis, who is also the MP for Barnsley Central.

Coun Ennis, who delivered a report to the council’s ruling cabinet members on Wednesday, said: “Committee members raised concerns regarding public transport services both to and from Barnsley as well as connectivity around the borough.

“Given the role of Sheffield City Region and current work being undertaken, the committee felt the issues raised would be better served by oversight and scrutiny by the regional committee, therefore a formal referral was made to them.

“We’re the first local authority to refer an issue and we’ll be looking to make improvements on the working party later this year.”

The panel will be chaired by Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East, and will examine all aspects of South Yorkshire’s bus services before providing recommendations of where improvements can be made.

Dan added: “This should mean more environmentally-friendly buses, more routes and more passengers. It’s critical that we improve the transport system in our region to create better access to major employment sites, reduce congestion, better integrate different modes of transport and make our transport network fit for the 21st century.

“One of the main issues residents contact me about is bus services across our region. We need to understand the reasons for declining passenger numbers and take action where improvements are needed.”

Jumble Lane match day amendments

MATCH day supporters will have to use an alternative route when attending Oakwell from the town centre.

Jumble Lane crossing, which closed in march, has a temporary bridge erected over it to allow pedestians to cross.

For the 2019-20 and 2020-21 season, the bridge will be closed for an hour before kick-off, during the match and an hour after each home game until further notice to support the safety of fans and other users.

The council have advised this is subject to change based on individual matches.

The alternative walking routes include:

*Midland Street, Eldon Street and Schwäbisch Gmünd Way

* Kendray Street, Mayday Green, Cheapside, Wesley Street, Lambra Road, Pontefract Road, Grove StreetThere will be no access for supporters via the Alhambra Centre.

As part of the operation, the following changes will be in place at Barnsley Interchange:-

There will be no access through the Interchange, where the bridge will be closed except for those with access needs.

Access to and from the bus station will be via Eldon Street and Schwäbisch Gmünd Way

Access to the Interchange from Schwäbisch Gmünd Way will be for access to the railway station only, including being open for fans travelling to and from the game by rail.

The existing temporary accessible route via Schwäbisch Gmünd Way and the transport interchange is available for those with access needs.

Stagecoach offering cheaper travel

BUS RIDERS will be able to take adavantage of an offer enabling groups to travel at a discounted rate.

From Monday, Stagecoach will launch the 5 for a Fiver ticket, which will allow travel for between 2 and 5 people boarding together, adult or child to travel together all day on any Stagecoach bus.

The offer is valid in South and West Yorkshire and within the Chesterfield megarider Plus zone (excluding X10 and X6) on any day during summer from July 22 until the end of August when it will then revert to only being valid on Saturday, Sunday and on Bank Holidays.

A spokesman from Stagecoach said: "You can buy your 5 for a fiver ticket from any Stagecoach bus driver any day during summer until the end of August and it's also available on the Stagecoach app."

Town centre races wheel back in...

THE eyes of the world will be on Barnsley once again next week when the town centre welcomes some of the biggest names in cycling.

Preparations are well underway for the Barnsley Town Centre Races, known as #BarnsleyCrit, which returns for the third year next Friday with a host of top names including Olympic hero Ed Clancy.

There will be an action-packed race programme starting with family rides from 4pm – which is an opportunity for everyone to ride around the 1.1km course for up to 45 minutes – while the showpiece women’s race starts at 7.30pm, followed by the men at 8.30pm.

The latter two races will see TV cameras record the action which will be shown on Eurosport and will be live streamed on British Cycling’s YouTube channel.

Between 3pm and 11pm, Church Street; Regent Street; Eastgate; Eldon Street; Market Hill; St Mary’s Place; Church Lane; Queen Street; Kendray Street; Regent Street South; Hanson Street; Royal Street and County Way will be closed to traffic.

All on-street parking and loading will be suspended from 5am, while areas of Upper County Way’s car park will be closed for teams’ parking from 6pm next Thursday to 11pm on Friday.

Access to Midland Street’s taxi rank will be maintained throughout, although usual drop-off points may need to be altered.

Coun Dave Leech said: “The Tour de Yorkshire has twice shown Barnsley town centre in the fantastic light it deserves – anybody who came and enjoyed those events should come along to this.

“Having the community ride is a brilliant event and helps us to develop Barnsley into a cycling town which we hope encourages people to consider cycling for leisure and active travel.

“The community ride was so good last year that this year I’ve already signed up to ride it with my own grandchildren. We’re all looking forward to a great evening.”

Collision causes rush hour delays

A COLLISION caused a roundabout to close this morning.

Police were called to Cathill Roundabout this morning to attend the collision involving two cars at 8.18am.

The incident has caused those travelling from Bolton-upon-Dearne towards town to be diverted.

The road is currently blocked and PCSOs are assisting to ease the traffic.

A police spokesperson could not confirm whether there were any injuries.

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