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Buxton snow – heavy snow arrives once again in Buxton

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This page was updated at 9am, 8th March 2018.

Buxton woke up again today to snow with heavy snow falling during the night. There is currently about 5 cm of snow on the ground. It comes just a days after the so-called Beast from the East unleashed heavy snow storms and huge drifts across Buxton and the Peak District as well as across parts of the UK last week.

A Yellow Weather warning for snow is currently in place from the Met Office until 11am today. Temperatures are forecast for around 2c this afternoon but set to become much milder on Friday and Saturday.

For live updates on current roads conditions and a detailed weather forecast for Buxton and the Peak District go to buxtonweather.co.uk

Current Road Conditions:

There are currently no road closures in the High Peak but there has been disruption. Derbyshire County Council issued their latest update this morning at 8am:

‘Major disruption on roads in areas of the High Peak this morning due to heavy snow.

Just one road closure − the A6024 Holme Moss following a decision by Kirklees Council.

We gritted all secondary routes in preparation yesterday afternoon, all primary routes were treated last night, and our gritters are currently out with snow ploughs trying to keep principal routes clear. But with up to 10cm expected in places this morning, roads are being re-covered as fast as we can clear them as snow continues to fall thick and fast.

The worst of the weather is forecast to continue until around 8am with a rapid thaw expected later this afternoon, so motorists may want to consider delaying their journey until later if possible.

We haven’t closed any roads but it’s likely that some roads in the High Peak will quickly become impassable for a time.

We’ll continue to throw everything we’ve got into keeping roads clear throughout the morning.

We will update this page again at 1pm.’


High Peak Buses 

Some services have been disrupted or cancelled. The 199 is now operating as normal and via Peak Dale. 185/6 – service resuming at 9am. 65 to Sheffield is currently cancelled. The 58 was not running but we will update on this shortly. The Cat and Fiddle road is open as far as we are aware – DCC have not announced a road closure.

Source: High Peak Buses, via Twitter @HighPeakLive

Northern Trains

Northern Trains Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly are reported to be currently running as normal.

Check with live updates at www.journeycheck.com/northern

Source: Northern Trains, journeycheck.com