High winds and more routes closed across Derbyshire

Conditions across Glossop and the High Peak remain challenging this morning with more roads closed and becoming impassable with the high winds from Storm Emma causing further problems after the heavy snow.

The vast majority of Glossopdale’s schools have remained closed today.

Derbyshire County Council said fallen trees have added to the difficulties on the county’s roads after another night of high winds and exceptionally low temperatures.

A fallen tree blocked the A6 near Morrisons at Buxton in the early hours of the morning but has now been cleared. Also, the A6 Bakewell to Buxton at Topley Pike is now open after a fallen tree has been cleared.

However the high winds are still continuing to cause huge snow drifts across the entire county – blowing snow back on to routes as soon as they are cleared.

Again the message to motorists is not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

ROAD CLOSED! The start of the Snake Pass, which has been closed since Tuesday.

A growing list of road closures now includes:

  • A57 Snake Pass
  • A6024 Holme Moss
  • A53 Leek Road
  • A537 Cat and Fiddle
  • Monks Road between Chunal and Charlesworth
  • B6105 Torside Glossop to the A628
  • Rushup Edge, near Castleton
  • Winnats Pass, near Castleton
  • A624 Chapel to Glossop
  • A623 Chapel to Calver

Impassable routes:

  • A515 Buxton to Newhaven
  • A5012 Via Gellia (Pikehall to Newhaven)
  • A5270 Coalpit Lane south of Buxton
  • A6 at Taddington
  • A5004 Long Hill, Whaley Bridge to Buxton
  • Rotherham Road – Harthill Road to Worksop Rd
  • Baslow Rd – Holmesfield to Owler Barr
  • Main Rd – Owler Barr to Barlow
  • School Ln/Top Lane, Wadshelf
  • B6050, side of Robin Hood pub
  • Rotherham Road – Stoney Houghton to Green Lane
  • B5006 Derby Road, Ticknall
  • Rosliston Road South, Rosliston
  • Kedleston Road, between Weston Underwood and Church Road, Quarndon
  • A511 Ashby Road East, Bretby
  • A515 Ashbourne Road, Sudbury
  • Hallcroft Avenue, Overseal
  • Coton Lane, Lullington
  • Unnamed road, linking Coton Road and Lullington village
  • B6025 Alfreton Road, Tibshelf to Westhouse

Buxton is badly affected with many main routes closed – also heavily hit are Bolsover, Chesterfield, the north Derbyshire Dales, and NE Derbyshire districts.

In these areas the council says it has had to focus efforts on keeping principal roads clear.

Power cuts across Peak District

Electricity North West says its engineers have been battling the elements to restore power supplies to customers affected by Storm Emma.
The network operator says it has restored power to 7,500 properties overnight across Greater Manchester, the Peak District, Cumbria and Lancashire.

Hundreds of people across Oldham, Saddleworth and Tameside were hit by power outages last night and in the early hours of this morning.

ENW says there are currently 5,000 properties without power across 100 separate faults on the network across the north, each requiring teams to attend sites to make repairs.

The combination of very high winds and snow has made restoration efforts very difficult.

Electricity North West incident manager, Chris Fox said: “High winds across the North West have caused damage to our overhead line network, and the snow and ice have added weight to the lines in some instances causing lines to come down and poles to break.

“The snow is also causing access issues even with our fleet of 4x4s, and we are working with the emergency services to highlight priority areas for restoration.

“Please get in touch with us if you are without power and stay safe and warm until our engineers can restore power.”
For advice on how to be prepared and stay safe please visit www.enwl.co.uk/power-cuts/dealing-with-power-cuts

To report a power cut please call the new national number 105, follow @ElectricityNW on Twitter or Facebook.

Electricity North West offers extra support to customers through its Priority Services Register. Extra support is available to customers if they require it. Customers can register online by visiting www.enwl.co.uk/priority or calling Electricity North West on 105.