"It's only getting worse": Drivers are warned not to travel by Derbyshire police as heavy snow brings danger on the roads

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit has warned against driving unless it is absolutely ‘essential’, as snow brings dangerous conditions to the county’s roads.

A statement from the force said: “Most of the county now has a covering of snow and it's only getting worse. It would be sensible to only make essential journeys until this clears. If you do travel make sure you have a phone and supplies in case of an emergency.”

Derbyshire County Council reported that A53 Leek Road and A6024 Holme Moss were closed last night due to snow, and remain closed this morning.

The A57 Snake Pass and The Cat and Fiddle road (A537) have reopened. Motorists have been urged to take care when using them.

Police have attended collisions caused by the snow this morning. Photo: Derbyshire Police.

The council said: “Major disruption is expected on the roads this morning as heavy snow continues to fall in the Peak District and plummeting temperatures bring the threat of ice elsewhere across the county.”