Busy road between Chesterfield and Peak District forced to close after flooding hits Derbyshire

A busy Derbyshire route was closed earlier this morning after heavy rain led to flooding.

Sunday, 20th February 2022, 10:07 am
Updated Sunday, 20th February 2022, 5:05 pm

The A619, the main route linking Chesterfield with Bakewell, was closed in both directions due to flooding at Baslow.

The flooding had hit the area between Bakewell Road and the B6012, but the route was eventually reopened this afternoon.

This comes as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain today, with flooding in Bakewell and Darley Dale. The Snake Pass and A6 near Buxton have also been closed due to deteriorating conditions.

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Flooding is expected across the Derbyshire Dales today.

Local rivers are not expected to reach their peak levels until around 8.00pm this evening. Sandbagging points have been set up by Derbyshire Dales District Council in Litton, Bakewell, Rowsley, Darley Bridge, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford.