VIDEO: High Peak snow leads to road and school closures

Heavy snow across Buxton and the High Peak has caused chaos today (Thursday) with a number of roads and schools being closed.

Driving conditions are extremely poor across the area, and public transport throughout the borough has also been badly affected, with many bus services not running, and some trains struggling in the conditions. Northern Rail is reporting delays to services between Buxton and Hazel Grove, with a number of train cancellations.

Cars stuck in snow on the A6 between Buxton and Chapel. Photo by Jason Chadwick.

Cars stuck in snow on the A6 between Buxton and Chapel. Photo by Jason Chadwick.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, which is in force until 11.55pm tonight, with snow forecast for the rest of the day.

Many high-level routes have been closed due to snow and ice, with treacherous driving conditions reported on others. Derbyshire police urges motorists to take extra care and only attempt journeys if essential.

The weather also forced the closure of over 30 High Peak schools. Buxton and Leek College’s two campuses are closed and will remain closed tomorrow (Friday) for staff and students.

The adult education centre in Glossop is closed and classes have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

The household waste recycling centre at Waterswallows, Buxton, is also closed.

Buxton Swimming Pool is closing at 1pm and all classes have been cancelled.

Current list of road closures

A57 Snake Pass

A6024 Holme Moss

A54/A537 Cat & Fiddle

A53 Axe Edge

Rushup Edge

Winnatts Pass

Monks Road, Torside

Full list of school closures for Thursday December 29

Hope Valley College.

Lady Manners School, Bakewell.

Hayfield Primary School.

Hartington C of E Primary School.

Whaley Bridge Primary School.

Buxton Community School.

Chapel High School.

Peak School.

Glossopdale Community College.

Peak Dale Primary School.

Buxton Junior School.

Burbage Primary School.

St Thomas More School, Buxton.

St Anne’s, Buxton.

Fairfield Endowed Junior School.

Monyash Primary.

Buxworth Primary School.

Taddington and Priestcliffe Primary.

Combs Primary School.

Dove Holes Primary.

Flagg Nursery School.

Furness Vale Primary.

Peak Forest Primary School.

Bradwell Infants School.

St George’s CofE Primary School, New Mills.

Taxal and Fernilee School.

Chinley Primary School.

Gamesley Community Primary School.

Grindleford Primary School.

Hope Primary School.