Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

A515 closed due to jackknifed lorry

At 6am the A515 by Alsop en le Dale was reported closed, because of a jackknifed lorry. See

http://derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/roads_traffic/road_maintenance/snow_info/latest_update/default.asp#5a5eeb8cec66b

If you have any updates or are aware of any other problems on the roads do add a comment below.

(7.15am, since our posting this the County Council has removed mention of the A515 closure from their update.)

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Snow Warning

The following snow warning has been issued from Buxton Weather Watch

Amber warning for heavy and disruptive snow still in affect for Buxton and the Peak District.
Scheduled to start Friday 29th morning between 3 and 5am currently. Rush hour could be challenging in the morning. 10 to 15cms expected.

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Road Conditions

Though no roads seem to be currently reported closed, with snow still on the ground and icy conditions, do take care on the roads.

Below are some useful links for these snowy conditions, but if you know any others please add them as a comment below. Also if you are out driving do share your experiences of the local road conditions.

Roads – Derbyshire County Council

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/roads_traffic/road_maintenance/snow_info/default.asp

Roads – Derbyshire Constabulary

http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us/Signposting/Roadworks-and-Traffic.aspx

Also useful regular updates on roads to the north of us at the Buxton Weather site

http://www.buxtonweather.co.uk/

School Closures

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/schools/school_closures/default.asp

Weather Forecast

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcqv8e7dr

Note: Tonight temperatures are forecast to drop well below freezing.

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Gritting Routes

Derbyshire County Council have sent some useful information about preparations for bad weather. This includes an interactive map which shows the date and times gritting took place.

Details about all their bad weather services can be seen here 

Interactive map link for individual gritted road details.

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From Dubai to Parwich

My three pooches were all born in the deserts of Dubai and they’ve only seen snow a couple of times. Looks like they are happy to switch sand for the cold stuff!

Caroline G

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Mist rolling up the valley

Photos from Creamery Lane by Peter T

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Clear Skies

This afternoon saw clear skies but as the temperature drops watch out for foggy patches and icey roads. Photo taken from Creamery Lane.

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And another lovely image taken this evening, presumably from further up the Hill, thank you Martin C.img_1199

 

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