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FOURTH incident on our local road in a year


Image: Kerry O'Connor 12 July 2021

Update on 28 July

The Road between Stratford Bridge and Camp Hill (Snakey Lane) was closed for several hours today to enable Openreach to replace the damaged telegraph pole.


News on 12 July

There has been another traffic incident involving the telegraph pole on a bend just past Stratford Bridge.


This morning Monday 12 July, a car crashed into the pole, bringing it down and resulting in the temporary closure of the road between Stratford sub Castle and Snakey Lane. We understand that no-one was injured and that the road was re-opened at about 3 pm.


This is the same pole brought down by a car on August 13th last year. Not long before that a car demolished the bridge parapet across the road, which still lies in ruins and another car left the road crashing through the hedge nearby and opposite this spot.

This bend is a black spot. #roads





FROM OUR ARCHIVES;

News article 14 August 2020


Residents may have heard several emergency vehicles racing through Stratford early on Wednesday evening. They were on their way to the scene of the third local accident in the past two weeks.


On this occasion a vehicle had left the road and caught fire after demolishing a telegraph pole. The driver who sustained only minor injuries was arrested at the scene.

Image: Kerry O'Connor


News from Kerry O'Connor on 28 July 2020


Two vehicles have left the Woodford Road in as many weeks, one between the Avon Bridge and this smaller bridge just north west of it and one through this smaller bridge.


This bridge carries the Woodford Road over a drain, currently dry, that can link two limbs of the River Avon. Cattle are grazing in this field, the breach is guarded by an electric fence pending brick repair. The earlier breach in the hedge nearby has been promptly repaired by estate staff.

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