Blizzards hit Buxton – PICTURE GALLERY

A pensioner struggles through a blizzard on Buxton's Market Place

A pensioner struggles through a blizzard on Buxton's Market Place

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SNOW and blizzards have hit Buxton today – forcing the closure of roads and schools.

Buxton Advertiser photographer Jason Chadwick captured the blizzards which broke out at lunchtime after a brief respite.

A blizzard blows through Buxton Market Place
A blizzard blows through Buxton Market Place

Traffic came to a standstill on the A6 near Whaley Bridge during the morning rush hour as heavy snow fell.

A number of roads had to be shut and several schools closed for the day.

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said gritters had been treating routes and added: “It’ll become mostly dry soon after midnight and frost is likely overnight with ice a risk as roads are likely to remain damp.”

Temperatures have been struggling to reach above freezing since the start of the week.

This dog walker picked the wrong time to go for a stroll in Buxton
This dog walker picked the wrong time to go for a stroll in Buxton

A Met Office spokesman said cold weather looks set to continue across the area over the coming days.

 

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