Kidsgrove yesterday suffered its usual traffic grid lock yesterday when the M6 was closed, as traffic took to the usual diversion routes of the A50 and A34.
Yesterday was particularly bad as the A50 between Red Bull traffic lights and Church Lawton lights was closed off due to a fallen tree. There were reports of it taking over an hour to make the short journey from Alsager to Kidsgrove.
Kidsgrove Town Centre and the A34 at both Butt Lane and Talke were other potential spots to avoid as the sheer volume of traffic just brought the local infrastructure in Kidsgrove to a standstill. This is becoming a common feature of the town when the M6 is closed, mainly due to the fact that some of the roads are on the official diversion route.
It does pose the question if this is the best option for Kidsgrove residents, as many simply report that they are unable to get around the town or don’t even bother to venture out. It would be interesting to know how such an event does impact on the shopping habits of Kidsgrove residents.