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Spring in the Garden

Despite Storm Henry building, the Spring flowers continue to push through:

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Sunrise over Knob Hall

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Thank you to John F-S for this lovely photo taken this morning.

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Go Careful on the B5056

Over the last 3 weeks we’ve had reports of 3 accidents and a number of other drivers mentioning minor slides on black ice on the B5056 near the Tissington ford. The stretch of road in question is the 300-400m between the ford turning and the sharp left bend in the direction of Ashbourne.

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This stretch seems to sit in a frost pocket and with the flow of water from the saturated fields above washing any grit away black ice is forming along the road. Please drive with extra care over this stretch particularly on early frosty mornings.

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Though the weather is quite mild just now the forecast does show several cold nights with the risk of frost over the next couple of weeks.

 

Safe driving!

The Blog Team

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Tuesday Morning

Click on photos to enlarge:

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Photo by Simon L

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Photo by Martin C

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Parwich Panorama

Thank you Caroline G for this panorama of the snowy fields behind Sycamore Cottages, taken this morning:

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Snow Falling

The snow has just start falling in the village and more is forecast through the night (click here for five day forecast); do let us know if you encounter any problems on the roads, and please share any photographs if there is enough to make our area even prettier.

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Watch out for black ice on the roads, especially on higher ground to the north. The Buxton Advertiser reports the Police have closed the A537 over the Cat and Fiddle this afternoon due to black ice, as well as the A54.

With rain and sleet forecast, temperatures around zero tonight and getting colder tomorrow, do let our readers know if you spot or hear of any problems on the roads, by adding comments to this post or emailing parwich@hotmail.co.uk.

So far, 4pm Wednesday, Derbyshire County Council have not reported any road closures (click here to see their gritting routes and snow related road closures web page).

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