Images show damage to A57 Snake Pass closed after multiple landslips

Highways officials have released images showing the extent of damage caused to a Derbyshire road closed by multiple landslips.

Friday, 25th February 2022, 3:26 pm

The A57 Snake Pass is expected to be shut for the next four weeks due to three landslides brought on by this week’s storms.

Derbyshire County Council has now released overhead images showing the extent of the damage to the route, which connects Sheffield and Manchester.

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Highways officials have released images showing the extent of damage caused to the Snake Pass in Derbyshire by multiple landslips. Image: Derbyshire County Council.

The council tweeted on Friday: “Please remember the A57 Snake Pass remains closed after several landslips following recent storms. This picture shows the extent of one of the slips.”

Council cabinet member for highways assets and transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, previously said: “With the ground underneath the road surface expected to continue to move, in the interests of everyone’s safety we simply cannot allow traffic to use the road."