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Derbyshire snow: update on road closures and conditions

Posted on 17th March 2018

We are advising people to only make necessary journeys due to snow and to be prepared for rapid changes in conditions.

A Met Office amber warning is in place across Derbyshire between now and 9am tomorrow morning.

Locations across the county are expected to see up to ten centimetres of snow with the potential for 15cm on higher ground.

Strong winds will add to the treacherous conditions with drivers having to navigate potential snow drifts and blizzards.

The A57 Snake Pass in Glossop is shut; so too is the A53 connecting Buxton to Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Other roads in the High Peak are treacherous and may be closed later in the evening.

Main roads – and secondary roads where possible - are being extensively gritted throughout the county in preparation. However, icy patches have been reported even on treated roads.

If you do intend to travel, please plan ahead and think about possible delays or disruptions.

Keep an eye on the forecast and make sure you have warm clothing in the car, along with water, a shovel and a torch.

Take care when driving during wintery conditions and if you see a road closed sign, don’t ignore it. If you continue to drive on a closed road and you have an accident, it may invalidate your insurance.

Detailed snow safety advice is available here…

For more information about the forecast weather, visit the Met Office website

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