Tuesday 18 January 2022
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Motorists advised to avoid the Peak District as several drivers become stranded in heavy snow

Police are urging motorists to avoid making any non-essential journeys due to the continued poor weather across the north of Derbyshire.

Heavier than expected snowfall in parts of the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales has made many routes treacherous.

Police said:

‘We have had several calls throughout the night from drivers who have become stranded, as well as numerous reports of trees falling and blocking roads after the high winds.

‘Routes including the Snake Pass and Woodhead Pass, and many roads in the Buxton area, are impassable.

‘Derbyshire County Council’s highways department is working to clear roads but we are now advising people against travelling unless it is absolutely necessary.

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‘If you do need to drive somewhere, please visit this page on our website and pay attention to the advice: Winter driving advice for Derbyshire motorists | Derbyshire Constabulary

‘The site also includes advice on how to report road hazards to the county or city council.’

 

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