Roads closed as heavy snow falls in High Peak

Heavy snow has been falling in parts of the High Peak this afternoon causing disruption to traffic.

Derbyshire County Council said they had closed the A53, Buxton to Leek road; the A54, Buxton to Congleton road, the A57 Snake Pass and the A537 Buxton to Macclesfield road (Cat and Fiddle).

Heavy snow falling on the A6 at Topley Pike. Photo - Jason Chadwick

Heavy snow falling on the A6 at Topley Pike. Photo - Jason Chadwick

Snow warning: Hour-by-hour forecast for Buxton

Derbyshire County Council said their gritting team were out keeping roads clear and will continue patrolling until it clears.

Disruption to travel possible as Met Office issues snow warning for Derbyshire

The Met Office is forecasting heavy snow until 9pm, followed by light snow until 2am on Saturday.

Cars making their way up and down a hill near Crowdecote in the Peak District after heavy snowfall hits Derbyshire. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

Cars making their way up and down a hill near Crowdecote in the Peak District after heavy snowfall hits Derbyshire. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

As a result of the wintry conditions, Buxton's Saturday market has been cancelled.

A snowscape showing farmland near Crowdecote in the Peak District after heavy snowfall. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A snowscape showing farmland near Crowdecote in the Peak District after heavy snowfall. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A classic Citroen 2CV slithers along a country lane near Newhaven. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A classic Citroen 2CV slithers along a country lane near Newhaven. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A motorist braves blizzard conditions near Newhaven. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A motorist braves blizzard conditions near Newhaven. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A motorist braves blizzard conditions near Newhaven. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.

A motorist braves blizzard conditions near Newhaven. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick / F Stop Press.