Derbyshire weather LIVE: County braced for SEVEN HOURS of snow as Met Office sounds warning

Derbyshire is braced for hours of heavy snowfall today with travel disruption, road closures and power cuts all possible as the Met Office sounds a ‘yellow’ level warning for snow and ice across the county.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 3:12 pm

According to the Met Office, heavy snow is expected to hit Chesterfield and the surrounding area from around 10am this morning (Thursday, January 14) which will continue into the evening as temperatures plunge below freezing.

The weather warning is valid until 9pm tonight but will return on Saturday.

Drivers have been warned to take extra care on the roads.

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The Met Office has sounded a warning for snow and ice in Derbyshire as temperatures plummet.

Derbyshire weather LIVE: Heavy snowfall across county as Met Office issues warning

Last updated: Thursday, 14 January, 2021, 15:21

  • Chesterfield and other parts of county braced for SEVEN HOURS of snowfall
  • Met Office sounds ‘yellow’ level warning for snow and ice
  • Road closures, travel disruption and power cuts could occur as temperatures plunge

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Gritters out in force as major roads closed

Derbyshire County Council gritters are out across the county working to keep principal routes open as snow continues to fall. Four roads remain closed due to the conditions:

A57 Snake Pass

A6024 Holme Moss

Rushup Edge

Winnats Pass

Stay safe!

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