Severe weather warning – residents urged not to travel as roads closed

Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Glossop.

Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six.

With the increasing wind gusting at between 30mph and 40mph, that temperature has felt more like minus 11.

Many schools across the entire region are closed today and parents are advised to stay up to date with the latest news from their children’s schools via websites and social media.

Schools are required to notify parents directly if school is closed – which they will often do online or via text message.

Derbyshire County Council has advised people not to travel with a number of roads blocked.

They include The Snake Pass, B6105 Torside Glossop to the A628, Monks Road between Chunal and Charlesworth.

The A6 Buxton to Chapel and A624 Chapel to Glossop have also been closed.

The council says its gritting teams have been out continuously overnight with ploughs trying to keep principal routes clear.

This morning conditions resulted in motorists abandoning their cars in and around Mottram and also on Sheffiedl Road near the Snake Pass.

The outlook for today and tomorrow is a continuation of the blustery snow showers.

However, through the cold and ice community spirit has shone through.

The team from The Bureau in Glossop have been braving the elements going out and about to check on older and vulnerable people and their appeal is for residents to check on older neighbours to make sure they are ok.

Although the snowy conditions have meant The Bureau has had to suspend its volunteer car scheme and shopping service until the conditions improve.

While Stan Wimpress from Glossop has been in touch with us to praise Middletons Dairies for delivering milk from Hope to Glossop today and yesterday in the atrocious weather and to the paper delivery girls from Simmondley News for delivering the papers.

“A great example of private enterprise at its best!” said Stan.

HELPING HAND: The Bureau Team have been checking on older and vulnerable people in the Glossop community to make sure they are ok in the terrible weather.

SNOW GOING: Tony Morgan kindly sent us this dramatic picture travelling down Chunal – before the road was closed.