A large pile of debris that was left behind after a lorry fire on a Syston slip road off the A607 has not been cleared almost three weeks after the incident.
A lorry, which was carrying five tonnes of cargo, caught fire on the Pontylue Way exit near the Hobby Horse roundabout on September 22 – closing the road for more than 12 hours.
There is now concern from residents that the pile of rubbish is causing a hazard for drivers coming down the slip road onto the A607 as she says they have to ‘brake suddenly’.
Sara Harris, 47, of Syston, said: “As you turn from the estate preparing to join the A607, which can be fairly high speed traffic, you suddenly come across the large pile of rubbish meaning the slip road is shortened.
“It’s dangerous as if people aren’t aware it’s there it can mean sudden braking or swerving into the traffic.”
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A spokesman for Leicestershire County Council said: “Our out of hours team attended the scene shortly after the fire and coned off the remnants.
“As this is a street clearing issue, we have been liaising with Charnwood Borough Council which has responsibility to remove the rubbish.
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“We have agreed we will provide traffic management to close a lane so the district authority can remove the litter safely.
“We are hopeful this will be cleared by the end of the week.”
A spokesman for Charnwood Borough Council said: “I have been notified that we have received a number of complaints and that we are working with highways and Leicestershire County Council to get everything cleared up and running as normal as soon as possible.”