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Emergency services, councils and hospitals release latest advice as snow disruption continues

Posted on 1st March 2018

The emergency services, councils within Derbyshire, the Highways Agency and other partners are working continuously today to help reduce the disruption caused by the weather conditions.

If possible, please avoid travel: We're urging everyone to check the latest road updates before travelling today.Police car snow

You are urged to avoid travel in the north of the county wherever possible 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 https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/roads_traffic/road_maintenance/snow_info/latest_update/default.asp.

If you live in derby, visit Derby City Council’s website: https://www.derby.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-pavements/winter/gritting/


Highways England has information on its website (http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/) and there is also a dedicated East Midlands Twitter account which is updated regularly: https://twitter.com/HighwaysEMIDS

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

City: https://twitter.com/DerbyCCNew Mills in the snow

Council: https://twitter.com/Derbyshirecc

Hospitals: the Royal Derby Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospitalare extremely busy at the moment. With this in mind, it's vital that they keep A&E for emergencies only. Please consider alternatives.

East Midlands Ambulance Service: They have cancelled all non-emergency patient transport journeys which are not for vital treatment. Patients who have appointments for vital treatment such as chemotherapy and dialysis, and patients leaving hospital, will be prioritised.

Contacting the services: Please monitor the council Twitter feeds, Facebook pages and websites for information about road closures and gritting. Consider these before calling 101 about road conditions or closures.

Derbyshire County Council’s contact centre is very busy today due to the severe weather conditions and they’re unable to deal with routine or non-urgent calls. Please only call them if you have an urgent concern.

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