In an emergency always call 999

Police issue safety advice ahead of Monday morning commute

Posted on 18th March 2018

We’re continuing to advise drivers in the north-west of the county (Glossop, Buxton and surrounding areas) to only travel if absolutely necessary due to snow, as well as sharing safety tips for drivers across the rest of the county.

An overnight frost will cause hazards during the Monday morning commute – and we’re encouraging drivers to read this safety advice before they travel.

The multi-agency operation to keep roads as clear as possible via gritting and ploughing is ongoing.

Temperatures are not expected to climb above freezing until later in the day on Monday. With a strong wind still blowing, driving conditions remain treacherous - both in terms of roads and visibility.

The following roads are currently closed:

- A6024 Holme Moss
- A57 Snake Pass
- Monks Road, Chunal to Charlesworth

Live information on road closures is available here.

Derby County Football Club took the decision to postpone the Sky Bet Championship fixture at home to Cardiff City on Sunday due to the weather conditions and the health and safety of people travelling to the ground. This was the Club's decision. It was not made by Derbyshire Constabulary.

If you travel on the roads, please plan ahead and think about possible delays or disruptions.

Keep an eye on the latest 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

If it’s a genuine emergency, call 999.

Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the young, the old or those with chronic diseases.

Advice from Public Health England is as follows:

-        Stay tuned to the weather forecast

-        Heat your home to at least 18°C

-        Wear suitable clothing, indoors and outside

-        If you go outside, dress warmly and wear non-slip shoes. Tell someone where you are going and when you will get back. Keep your mobile phone (if you have one) with you and charged

-        Eat hot food, drink warm drinks and keep active

-        Check on vulnerable people who you think might be at risk

-        If you are concerned about your own health or that of other people, alert the emergency services

 Further information from NHS Choices is available here.

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