SNOW PICTURES: The cruelty and beauty of Derbyshire’s weekend snow

A lorry slides off the A515 near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Peak District near Ashbourne after overnight snowfall.All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44(0)1335 418365   +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

A lorry slides off the A515 near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Peak District near Ashbourne after overnight snowfall.All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44(0)1335 418365 +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

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Weekend snow caused driving problems and East Midlands Airport also had to be closed as these photos capture some of the beauty and cruelty of the winter weather.

Snow struck, between Saturday evening, January 16, and Sunday morning, January 17, and temporarily closed East Midlands Airport for more than four hours and flights had to be diverted.

Freya Kirkpatrick, 8, finds an easy way to drag her sledge back up hill by getting a tow from her 15 month old springer spaniel, Chester, as they play in the snow near Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District. All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44(0)1335 418365   +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

Freya Kirkpatrick, 8, finds an easy way to drag her sledge back up hill by getting a tow from her 15 month old springer spaniel, Chester, as they play in the snow near Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District. All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44(0)1335 418365 +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

Two passenger planes were diverted to Manchester and two carrying cargo were also caught-up in the closure.

The airport closed at 1am due to the “constant snow” and did not re-open until 5.40am on Sunday.

There were icy stretches of road on Sunday, January 17, where snow had fallen across Derbyshire and the East Midlands overnight.

North Derbyshire and rural areas of Derbyshire were affected by snow and a lorry came off a road in Ashbourne.

Cyclists make their way up to Mam Tor after overnight snowfall near Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District. All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44(0)1335 418365   +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

Cyclists make their way up to Mam Tor after overnight snowfall near Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District. All Rights Reserved: F Stop Press Ltd. +44(0)1335 418365 +44 (0)7765 242650 www.fstoppress.com

Ice proved hazardous in places.

Snake Pass was closed between Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir, according to news reports, but reopened on Sunday.

Conditions have since stayed mainly dry with light winds and variable cloud overnight.

Clearer spells may allow for a sharp frost to develop, perhaps with isolated freezing fog patches, and icy patches on untreated surfaces.

The Met Office warned of more frost, ice and frosty fog patches into Monday with widespread frost until Wednesday.

However, milder weather has been forecast for the end of the week.

Pictures provided courtesy of F Stop Press Ltd.

More of your snow pictures are planned for the Derbyshire Times website later today, Monday, January 18.

Please send your weather and snow pictures to comment@derbyshiretimes.co.uk and to jon.cooper@jpress.co.uk.