Key Derbyshire roads closed after heavy snow which fell overnight causes disruption

Several main roads across Derbyshire have been closed this morning due to unsafe travel conditions caused by the heavy snow which fell across the county overnight.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 10:11 am

Derbyshire County Council have closed a number of major roads in the the north west and north east of the county, after they received some of the highest snow fall causing travel disruption due to snow, ice and freezing rain.

The A57 Snake Pass, which is a key commuter route for people being living in Derbyshire and Sheffield who travel to work in Manchester, has been temporarily shut.

While the A54/A537 Cat and Fiddle has reopened after it was initially closed this morning and is now passable with care.

Major roads across Derbyshire have been closed due to heavy snow which fell overnight.

Highways England have also shut the A628 Woodhead Pass and the A6024 Holme Moss as the snowy weather has made the roads unsafe to drive through.

Drivers are advised to not travel in the affected areas which have been hit by high levels of snow and ice, unless it is absolutely necessary.

The local authority said that conditions are expected to improve throughout the day and any snow on roads should thaw during the morning and early afternoon.

All primary and secondary routes were gritted by road workers across the county yesterday and again at midnight today (February 2) according to Derbyshire County Council, in anticipation of the snow and icy conditions which were forecast.

Since then the council said workers have been focusing on clearing and gritting the main roads in the north of the county which have been most affected by the heavy snowfall.

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