Letter: We need better planning to accommodate emergencies
Date published: 03 March 2018
Butterworth Hall opened as emergency centre
We had a family with a young daughter from Glasgow with a roof over their heads of Thursday night at ours. We met and offered them a place to stay at 2am at Butterworth Hall this morning and took supplies there. They had been stuck for eight hours.
We need better planning to accommodate such emergencies in the area. Every time the M62 shuts due to accidents or weather, innocent people are left stranded every time - all year round.
A task team should be authorised to access the motorway and provide essentials - food and water.
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