DERBYSHIRE: Snow causes school closures and traffic delays

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UNSEASONAL snow and freezing conditions returned with a vengeance today, Friday, March 22, across Derbyshire causing some disruption to schools and commuters.

Yellow Warning of Snow was given for the East Midlands: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Leicester, Rutland & Northamptonshire valid from 0005 Fri 22 Mar to 2359 Fri 22 March.

The Highways Agency and Derbyshire County Council gave the following warnings with school closures and traffic delays:

TRAFFIC REPORTS: A53 Leek Road Buxton, both ways between A54 Macclesfield Main Road and Thorncliff Road

A53 Derbyshire - A53 Leek Road closed in both directions between the A54 Macclesfield Main Road junction in Buxton and the Thorncliff Road junction in Leek, because of snow.

A54 Bosley, both ways between A523 and A537 Cat & Fiddle Road

A54 Cheshire - A54 closed between Bosley Crossroads in Bosley and Buxton, because of snow.

A57 Snake Pass Glossop, both ways between Hurst Road and A6013

A57 Derbyshire - A57 Snake Pass closed between Royal Oak Inn, Glossop in Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir in Bamford, because of snow.

Traffic IncidentsA537

A537 Cat & Fiddle Road Macclesfield, both ways between Bull-Hill-Lane and A54

A537 Cheshire - A537 Cat & Fiddle Road closed between the Bull-Hill-Lane junction in Macclesfield and the A54 junction in Buxton, because of snow.

A6024 Woodhead / Holme Moss Road Holmfirth, both ways between A635 Greenfield Road and A628 Woodhead Pass

A6024 West Yorkshire - A6024 Woodhead / Holme Moss Road closed between the A635 Greenfield Road junction in Holmfirth and the A628 Woodhead Pass junction in High Peak, because of snow.

A38 Burnaston, northbound between A50 J4 and Findern Lane

A38 Derbyshire - Delays and one lane blocked on A38 northbound in Burnaston between Toyota Island and the Findern Lane junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

A515 Great Cubley, both ways at Derby Lane

A515 Derbyshire - Hazardous driving conditions on A515 in Great Cubley near the Derby Lane junction, because of snow.

A517 Ashbourne, both ways at A515

A517 Derbyshire - Hazardous driving conditions on A517 in Ashbourne near the A515 junction, because of snow.

A628 Woodhead Pass Mottram in Longdendale, both ways between A57 Mottram Moor and A616

A628 Greater Manchester - Hazardous driving conditions and severe delays on A628 Woodhead Pass between Gun Inn Traffic Lights in Mottram in Longdendale and Flouch Roundabout in Langsett, because of snow.

A6015 New Mills Road New Mills, both ways between Morland Road and High Hill Road

A6015 Derbyshire - A6015 New Mills Road in New Mills partially blocked and delays in both directions between the Morland Road junction and the High Hill Road junction, because of an accident. Police directing traffic.

Traffic Incidents, Heath Lane Heath Lane Blackfordby, both ways between A511 Ashby Road and Main Street

Derbyshire - Heath Lane in Blackfordby partially blocked and hazardous driving conditions between the A511 Ashby Road junction and the Main Street junction, because of snow.

Traffic Incidents, Lady Lea Road Lady Lea Road Horsley Woodhouse, both ways between A609 Main Street and Lady Lea Hill

Derbyshire - Lady Lea Road in Horsley Woodhouse blocked in both directions between the A609 Main Street junction and the Lady Lea Hill junction, because of an accident.

Traffic Incidents, A52 Stapleford, eastbound between B6003 Toton Lane and A6514 Clifton Boulevard

A52 Nottinghamshire - Stop-start traffic on A52 eastbound between Bardhills Island in Stapleford and The Qmc Island in Nottingham.

Traffic IncidentsA444

A444 Burton Road Overseal, both ways at Overseal

A444 Derbyshire - A444 Burton Road in Overseal busy but moving in the Overseal junction.

A635 Stamford Street Stalybridge, westbound at B6176 Rassbottom Street traffic lights

A635 Greater Manchester - Heavy traffic on A635 Stamford Street westbound in Stalybridge at the B6176 Rassbottom Street traffic lights junction.

A6018 Stamford Street / Mottram Road Stalybridge, both ways at B6175 Huddersfield Road traffic lights

A6018 Greater Manchester - A6018 Stamford Street / Mottram Road in Stalybridge busy but moving at the B6175 Huddersfield Road traffic lights junction.

SCHOOL CLOSURES include Alfreton Park Community Special School closed today, 22-03-2013, due to snow, Lady Manners School is closed Friday 22 March 2013 due to the weather.

Marsh Lane Primary School is closed today (March 22nd) due to the snow.

Cutthorpe Primary School

22-03-2013 08:05 AM GMT

Cutthorpe Primary School is closed today, Friday 22nd March, due to snow.

North Wingfield Primary School

22-03-2013 06:54 AM GMT

School closed all day due to snow

Anthony Bek

22-03-2013 07:34 AM GMT

Due to the heavy snow and continued forecast throughout the day, Anthony Bek is closed today to all staff and pupils.

Buxworth Primary School

22-03-2013 07:06 AM GMT

School closed due to snow

Buxton Support Centre

22-03-2013 07:05 AM GMT

Closed today due to bad weather.

Chaucer Junior School

22-03-2013 09:14 AM GMT

Unfortunately Chaucer will be closed today due to continued snow.

Marsh Lane Primary School

22-03-2013 09:11 AM GMT

Marsh Lane Primary School is closed today (March 22nd) due to the snow.

Copthorne Infant School

22-03-2013 09:11 AM GMT

School closed due to snow.

Langwith Bassett Community Primary School

22-03-2013 09:10 AM GMT

Langwith Bassett Community Primary School is closed due to snow and adverse weather conditions. Also our kitchen facilities at Anthony Bek School are closed, so unable to provide a hot meal to children.

Creswell Junior School

22-03-2013 09:09 AM GMT

School closed today due to snow

Kirk Hallam Community Tecnology and Sports College

22-03-2013 09:08 AM GMT

Due to the adverse weather conditions the College will be closed for students today Friday 22nd March 2013. Staff can work at home or in College.The Year 11 iGCSE English workshop will still take place at 130 in the 6th form Hall. Hot drinks will be provided.The Design and Technology workshops will be open for Year 11 students who would like to use this opportunity to complete their practical work.

Ladywood Primary is closed.

Herbert Strutt Primary School

22-03-2013

School closed today due to snow.

Cutthorpe Primary School

22-03-2013 08:05 AM GMT

Cutthorpe Primary School is closed today, Friday 22nd March, due to snow.

Howitt Primary Community School

22-03-2013 08:04 AM GMT

School is closed due to the weather forecasts and staff shortages.

Richardson Endowed Primary School

22-03-2013 08:03 AM GMT

Due to the weather conditions and forecast of further heavy snow School will unfortunately be closed today. work will be posted on the School Website.

Parkside Junior School

22-03-2013 08:02 AM GMT

Parkside Junior School.

Glebe Junior School

22-03-2013 08:02 AM GMT

School is closed today because of snow.

Edale CE Primary School

22-03-2013 08:01 AM GMT

School is closed today due to snow.

Copthorne Infant School

22-03-2013 09:11 AM GMT

School closed due to snow.message ended

Herbert Strutt Primary School

22-03-2013 09:07 AM GMT

School closed today due to snow.

Howitt Primary Community School

22-03-2013 08:04 AM GMT

School is closed due to theweather forecasts and staff shortages.

Richardson Endowed Primary School

22-03-2013 08:03 AM GMT

Due to the weather conditions and forecast of further heavy snow School will unfortunately be closed today. work will be posted on the School Website.

Ashgate Croft Special School

22-03-2013 07:51 AM GMT

School is closed today due to snow

Holme Hall Primary School

22-03-2013 07:50 AM GMT

Due to worsening weather conditions school is closed today.

Newbold CE Primary School

22-03-2013 07:48 AM GMT

School closed due to snow

Newbold Primary School

22-03-2013 07:47 AM GMT

School closed due to snow.