Storm Eunice: A6 between Buxton and Dove Holes closed after lorry blown over on to car

The A6 between Buxton and Dove Holes will be closed for some time after a lorry blew over on to a car, police have said.

By Louise Cooper
Friday, 18th February 2022, 3:17 pm

The closure comes as Storm Eunice hits the High Peak, with an amber weather warning in force issued by the Met Office.

A photo posted on to a Buxton Facebook group shows a lorry which has blown over on the A6, and Derbyshire Police have just tweeted to say that an articulated lorry was blown over on to a car just after 2pm.

The force said: “The driver and passenger have escaped with what are believed to be minor injuries.

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The A6 between Buxton and Dove Holes is currently closed. Photo - Buxton Police SNT

“As a result of the incident the A6 is closed and will be for some time as the lorry will need to recovered by specialist services - local diversions are in place.”

Officers are asking drivers of high-sided vehicles to avoid exposed routes in the county – in particular across the Peak District.

The amber weather warning states that there is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life and damage to buildings and homes is likely.

It adds that disruption to travel is also likely.

People are advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

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