Council response to traffic issues in Hebden Bridge yesterday

Calderdale Council

Action we are taking in response to traffic issues in Hebden Bridge yesterday (Tuesday 20 March).

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“The level of traffic disruption in Hebden Bridge yesterday was utterly unacceptable and we will use our powers to enforce an appropriate level of penalty to Northern Powergrid.

“A power cut affecting six houses required an emergency response by the utility company.  All utility companies, whether gas, electric or water, have a duty to notify the Council of any emergency works and we can impose restrictions.

“In this instance, our permit conditions were clear in that the traffic lights must be  manned during peak hours. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case, and we are seeking an immediate explanation and apology from Northern Powergrid  for the residents of the Upper Valley.”

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