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.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th January 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 9:49 pm
Heavy snow falling on the A6 at Topley Pike. Photo - Jason Chadwick
Heavy snow falling on the A6 at Topley Pike. Photo - Jason Chadwick

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

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

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

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

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.
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 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.