UPDATE: One Derbyshire road now open after being closed with snow

Several roads in Derbyshire are shut after the overnight snow fall but one has now reopened.

Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 7:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 12:10 pm
A Highways England gritter.
A Highways England gritter.

Highways England said: “The A628 Woodhead Pass in Derbyshire has now re-opened in both directions between the junctions of the A57 (near Mottram) and the A616 (near Langsett).

“The road has been treated several times and as the weather conditions have improved it has been deemed safe to re-open the road in both directions.”

The roads which have been shut by Derbyshire County Council are; A57 Snake Pass, A6024 Holme Moss, A624 Monk’s Road. A lorry jack-knifed on the on A515 Alsop-on-le-Dale and B6105 Tor Side but this has now been removed and the road is now passable.

Derbyshire County Council said: “Our gritting teams were out treating all primary routes across the county from 4pm, followed by secondary routes from around 7pm. “We gritted all primary routes again from midnight and from 4am gritters have been patrolling on primary routes and re-treating roads where necessary.

“Our snow ploughs are out in the High Peak where snowfall was heaviest and farmers and other contractors have been working overnight helping us to clear snow in and around Glossop.”