Storm Arwen – Snow and ice continues to cause disruption across North West

Storm Arwen

Updated 7pm, Monday 29th November 2021

The first storm of the season, Storm Arwen, is continuing to cause delays on public transport and several roads across Derbyshire remain closed.

Storm Arwen made its arrival in Buxton on Friday as gale force winds battered the east of the UK and strong winds and heavy snow hit other areas including the Peak District.

There was heavy snow fall overnight in the early hours of Friday morning in Buxton and there is still currently about 10cm snow on the ground. Some of the snow has now turned to ice on footpaths and roads, however much of the snow appears to be thawing now.

Public Transport – Latest Updates

High Peak Buses



Service update as @ Monday 29th November, 2pm. Several services are still affected.

389,441,440,442,113,114,58,77,76 & 185/6 to Harpur Hill are still suspended due to ice & snow. The following services are running and they are 199,190,393,394,390,60/60A,61,14,19,TP & 185 to Fairfield only.

Further update to follow on Tuesday 30th November.

High Peak Buses Twitter feed provides useful live information on their various services.

*Operations of bus services are likely to change during throughout the day.

Source: High Peak Buses via Twitter @HighPeakLive

Northern Trains

Updated: 5pm, Monday 29th November 2021

Services are currently back up and running on most lines including Buxton to Manchester.

Live updates can be found here journeycheck.com/northern

Other key updates on the full Northern network can also be found here: northernrailway.co.uk/updates/travel-alerts/3002-severe-weather-check-before-you-travel

Source: Northern Trains

Road Conditions in the High Peak

Derbyshire County Council update: 6pm, Monday 29th November 2021

Conditions across the county are improving. We completed a full round of gritting across all primary routes countywide this morning from 4am and 8am, and secondary routes were gritted from 12.30pm.

The following roads remain closed in the north west of the county due to snow and ice:

  • A57 Snake Pass
  • A6024 Holme Moss
  • A54/A537 Cat and Fiddle
  • Axe edge is now open but passable with care

Snake Pass, Holme Moss and the Cat and Fiddle will remain closed overnight. We will send crews up to inspect and take necessary actions in the morning and as soon as we hear roads are open we will update here and on social media.

Their next scheduled update will be 12 noon Tuesday 30th November.

This dedicated page for snow conditions on roads across Derbyshire will be updated as things change: derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/roads-traffic/road-maintenance/snow-info/latest-update/latest-snow-update

For the latest gritting activity, go to live updates here: apps.derbyshire.gov.uk/applications/latest-winter-update

Source: Derbyshire County Council 

Where did Storm Arwen get its name from?

The name Arwen is believed to be of Welsh origin and was popularised by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series of books.

Storm names are decided alphabetically and are decided by weather officials, but the public does have some input with more than 10,000 names submitted for consideration this year.

The Met Office storm names for 2021/2

For the live updates and reports on local road conditions as well as the latest forecast for Buxton and the Peak District, go to buxtonweather.co.uk.

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