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Police and partners rescue stranded motorists as conditions worsen

Posted on 1st March 2018
Buxton officers on the A6 Our officer on the A6 at Buxton, where snow ploughs are out to help clear the carriageway

We are working with partners to help motorists who are now stranded on the county’s roads as conditions worsen.

The following roads are closed:

  • A57 Snake Pass
  • A6024 Holme Moss
  • A53 Leek Road
  • A537 Cat and Fiddle
  • Monks Road between Chunal and Charlesworth
  • B6105 Torside Glossop to the A628
  • Rushup Edge, near Castleton
  • Winnats Pass, near Castleton
  • A6 Buxton to Chapel
  • A623 Calver to Chapel
  • A624 Chapel to Glossop

These roads are now impassible and traffic is stationary on them:

  • A515 Buxton to Newhaven
  • A5012 Via Gellia (Pikehall to Newhaven)
  • A5270 Coalpit Lane south of Buxton
  • A6 at Taddington

Please avoid travel in the north of the county as an increasing number of main roads are impassable due to continuous snow fall and 30 to 40mph winds causing snow to drift - meaning that you may find you can’t complete your journey.

And while there are currently no road closures in the south of the county, conditions on the roads - including main roads - are treacherous despite ongoing efforts to grit and plough.

The latest information around road closures and gritting from Derbyshire County Council can be found here

If you live in derby, visit Derby City Council’s website:

Highways England has information on its website ( and there is also a dedicated East Midlands Twitter account which is updated regularly:

The councils also update their Twitter feeds regularly in regards to gritting:



Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.