We will keep you updated on the floods and a list of roads closed in Derbyshire due to flooding

The A617 Hornsbridge roundabout is closed this morning.

There was traffic chaos around the region this morning as motorists queued to take detours around major roads closed due to flooding.

This is the B6053 Hawthorn Hill at Staveley.

This is the B6053 Hawthorn Hill at Staveley.

Derbyshire County Council declared a major incident as floods close more than 40 roads across the county.

Derbyshire flooding school closures

Currently flood warnings, which mean that flooding is expected and immediate action is required, are in place for the River Derwent from Bamford to Darley Dale.

Currently the Derwent has burst its banks at Grindleford. Several properties are currently flooded and roads are impassable – other than by 4x4s.

Horns Bridge A617 Chesterfield closed due to flooding.

Horns Bridge A617 Chesterfield closed due to flooding.

There are also warnings in place for River Wye at Ashford in the Water and at Wye Bank, Bakewell.

Individual flood warnings are in place in and around the Chesterfield area for the River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and the River Rother at Renishaw, Staveley and Tapton.

People living in these areas need to be aware of the flood risk to their properties and about any neighbours who may be vulnerable and need further help or assistance.

A spokesman for Chesterfield Royal Hospital have issued advice to patients and staff. A spokesman said: " The main issue for us is the closure of Hady Hill from the Chesterfield approach. Hornsbridge and the Hasland by-pass are also affected with the latter closed from Heath.

Matlock floods

Matlock floods

"You can still get to the Royal - ambulances and emergency services are getting to us - but the advice for patients and the public is to focus on staying safe, travel only if absolutely necessary and to plan your route using road closure information issued by @DerbysPolice (Twitter) as well local radio. PeakFM is posting closures on their show and Facebook page.

"If you can’t get in for your routine appointment please let us know if you can and be aware there may be delays and extra waiting today as staff try and get in to see you.

"The advice for our staff is to allow plenty of extra time to get here and to keep in contact with your ward matron/team if you have any issues to report. Many of you have social media groups to stay in touch so please keep posting. Staff on nights are staying if they can until they are relieved by colleagues - our priority is keeping patients safe in our care.

"At the moment we are not activating the 4x4 service as - unlike in the snow - it’s the road closures that are the main issue. So we’re also faced with the problem of getting out to people."

Matlock floods

Matlock floods

Derbyshire Police spokeman added: "This morning, we are getting reports of multiple roads and properties being flooded, especially in the North East, Dales and High Peak areas of Derbyshire. We are working hard to ensure we keep people moving and keep people safe during this time.

"If you come across a flooded road, don't try and drive through it, even if you think you can.
If the route you are taking is closed due to flooding or any other reason, find an alternative. Do not move road closed signs and ignore closures.

"Where there are flood signs or a clear body of water, drive slowly through it. The signs aren't there to be ignored.

"We are getting reports of people driving fast though water, causing properties nearby to flood. Consider other people on your journey."

Derbyshire County Council have updated their list of road closed this morning.

Please check before travelling and do not drive into flood water or drive on roads that are closed. The following roads are currently closed:

Matlock floods

Matlock floods

Chesterfield

A61 Derby Road, Chesterfield (Cineworld)

A61 Bypass (Tesco to Hornsbridge)

A617, Hornsbridge, Chesterfield – including the whole roundabout

Works Road, Barrow Hill

Derbyshire Dales

A6, Matlock (Premier Inn to Crown Square)

A6, Matlock Bath (Midland Hotel and railway station area)

A6, Rowsley

Station Road, Darley Bridge

Chatsworth Road, Rowsley

Frogatt Village

Lea Road, Cromford

Abney Road, Abney to the gliding club

High Peak

A57 Snake Road, Ladybower

A6013 Ashopton Road, Ladybower

A57 Brookfield, Glossop

A623, Tideswell

B6049, Great Hucklow

B6521 Main Road, Grindleford

North East and Bolsover

A6135 Station Road, Eckington

Crow Lane, Unstone

Station Road, Clowne

A616 Creswell Road, Clowne

Tom Lane, Duckmanton

Spinkhill Road, Killamarsh

Green Lane, Killamarsh

Amber Valley and South Derbyshire

A517, Hulland Ward (tree fallen)

A610 Hurt Arms Ambergate

Holme Lane, South Wingfield

Heage Lane, Etwall

A6, Matlock (Premier Inn to Crown Square) A6, Matlock Bath (Midland Hotel and railway station area) Station Road, Darley Bridge Lea Road, Cromford Abney Road, Abney to the gliding club