Blizzards hit Buxton – PICTURE GALLERY
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.
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.
A Met Office spokesman said cold weather looks set to continue across the area over the coming days.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Buxton
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 5 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: West