In an emergency always call 999

Cold weather update

Posted on 19th March 2018

Although the weather is much improved today, we are expecting icy conditions to continue and are continuing to urge drivers throughout Derbyshire to be cautious.

Safety advice for driving in cold weather is available here: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Documents/Safety-Advice/Road-Safety/Driving-Safely-in-Snow-and-Ice.pdf

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

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: http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/roads_traffic/road_maintenance/snow_info/latest_update/default.asp

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.

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: https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/keepwarmkeepwell.aspx

For more information about the forecast weather, visit the Met Office website: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-03-19

If it’s a genuine emergency, call 999.

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