Stuck at the base of a ‘skid ramp’ in Rugby

Pictured: Jill Alway and Beaconsfield Avenue neighbour Paula Walker, who would like a salt bin or their road gritted because the hill is so bad they can't get their cars out.
Pictured: Jill Alway and Beaconsfield Avenue neighbour Paula Walker, who would like a salt bin or their road gritted because the hill is so bad they can't get their cars out.

CONCERNS have been raised about a treacherous road in Rugby which has left residents trapped at the bottom of a hill.

Beaconsfield Avenue, just off Dunchurch Road, has turned into what looks like a ski slope in the last few days after heavy snow fell which later turned to ice.

Jill Alway, who is on crutches at the moment, has struggled to get out of the road because cars can’t come in or out.

She said: “There has been a lot snow and the kids are using it for sledging. It’s like a giant skid ramp. It’s so bad that you can’t get your car to the top of the hill. There’s no sign of any gritters. I’m really fed up with it now.”

Jill, 53, has lived in Beaconsfield Avenue since 1986 and the hill has always been a problem in bad weather.

She said: “I know it’s impossible to grit all the streets but the council know this is a problem. We don’t have a salt bin and I would even go out and buy my own but why should we have to? Whilst we were expecting snow, people are not provided for. I’ve got good neighbours and the support of my family and friends but a lot of people haven’t got that. There are some OAPs who just can’t get out.”

Warwickshire County Council said 46 per cent of the highways is gritted but not all roads can be treated. It also said that residents associations in urban areas can request grit bins and it will replenish them.