Storm Franklin LIVE: Latest news and information as Derbyshire battered by 60mph winds and heavy rain

Storm Franklin is continuing to wreak havoc across Derbyshire today, causing travel disruption and flooding in parts of the county.

Monday, 21st February 2022, 9:33 am
Updated Monday, 21st February 2022, 9:34 am

A yellow weather alert for wind remains in place for Derbyshire until 1pm today (Monday, February 21).

Forecasters say gusts of 60mph are possible, and there is a chance that exposed areas could see wind speeds of up to 70mph.

The high winds caused flooding in some areas on Sunday, with 48 flood warnings still in place for rivers and streams in the county.

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Parts of Matlock are under water today, as Storm Franklin continues to batter Derbyshire

Several roads are also closed this morning following heavy rains, such as the A615 Bakewell Road in Matlock near Crown Square and the A57 Snake Pass.

The recent high winds come in the aftermath of storms Eunice and Dudley which caused widespread chaos last week.

We’ll be bringing you weather updates from throughout the day, as well as any other news on disruptions.

Follow our live blog for the latest updates below.

Live updates as Storm Franklin batters Derbyshire with with 60mph winds

Last updated: Monday, 21 February, 2022, 15:26

  • Major disruption to trains in Chesterfield and Derbyshire
  • Shocking footage shows extent of flooding in Matlock town centre
  • Police issue warning to motorists as several roads remain closed due to flooding
  • Flood warnings in place across the county
  • Third storm to hit in past week

Anger over Derbyshire flood warning ‘miscommunication'

The impact of flooding at Matlock MOT in Bakewell Road, after heavy rainfall

An MOT centre in a Derbyshire town has been left under floodwater after recent heavy rainfall brought by storms Dudley, Eunice and now Franklin - all of which hit the county within the past week.

Now, there have been allegations about ‘miscommunicated’ flood warnings.

Updated road closures in Matlock, Peak District, Buxton and across Derbyshire

Heavy rain brought by Storm Franklin has caused flooding in parts of Derbyshire today, sparking road closures across the county.

Below is the latest list of roads closed due to surface water flooding, updated at 2pm on Monday, February 21. They include:

- A53 Leek Road

- A61 from Little Eaton roundabout (junction with the A38) south into Derby

- A6 at Buxton and Rowsley

- A615/A6 Bakewell Road, Matlock between Crown Square and the Arc leisure centre

- A6 at Matlock Bath

- A6 south of Milford between ‘Moscow Straight’ and Duffield

- Makeney Road, Makeney between its junction with the A6 at Milford and Red Lane

- B5057 Darley Bridge including all lanes that feed into Four Lanes End

- A6020 between Ashford in the Water and Hassop roundabout

- B6001 Hassop roundabout to Calver

- A57 Snake Pass

- A57 at Woolley Bridge, Hadfield

- A610 Ambergate near the Hurt Arms

- Asher Lane, Pentrich

- Belper Lane junction of the A517 Belper near Bridgefoot

Motorists are advised that local roads may be closed across the county due to localised surface water flooding. Stay alert, stay safe and do not attempt to drive through flood water.

Bridge House in Ambergate forced to close

Video shows high river levels in Bakewell

Captured by Laura Bacon, the below video shows the ferocity of the River Wye flowing through Bakewell after heavy rain from Storm Franklin.

Pictures show flooded Matlock town centre roads turned into rivers

Our photographer Brian Eyre captured these images of the town centre under water this morning – with many roads turned into rivers and traffic lights more useful as river gauges.

The fountain at Hall Leys Park in Matlock was almost submerged by flood waters this morning.

Motorists urged to follow road closure signs after car gets stranded in water

Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit posted this image on Twitter of a vehicle stranded on the A6 near Belper.

Roads police in Derbyshire have urged drivers not to ignore road closures after this incident on the A6 near Belper. Image: Derbyshire police.

A spokesperson said: “If it says road closed, it’s road closed.”

Buxton market cancelled

More flood warnings removed across parts of Derbyshire

The Environment Agency has removed a flood warning issued on Sunday for the River Derwent at Grindleford and Calver.

Derbyshire Dales District Council shared the below picture of the car park and cricket field at the Bishop Pavilion in Grindleford last night when Derwent burst its banks.

Another flood warning for the Derwent at Baslow and Bubnell has also now been removed, as has one previously issued for Derwent at Darley Bridge, Chatsworth and Litton Mill.

Furthermore, flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency at Rowsley and Ashford in the Water, and along the River Wye in Bakewell, are no longer in place.

Derbyshire Dales District Council added: “This *doesn't* mean local roads have also reopened. Check latest roads situation at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/roads-traffic/road-maintenance/closures/weather-related-road-closures.aspx.”

Chesterfield pub closed after roof ripped apart by Storm Franklin

Chesterfield venue Jaceys Micropub has been forced to close after its roof was damaged by strong winds from Storm Franklin. Image: Jaceys Micropub, via Facebook

Jaceys Micropub, on Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, has been forced to close after its roof was ripped apart by strong winds from Storm Franklin.

Photos show Matlock play park underwater

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