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.

Follow this live blog for updates on the weather and how it is impacting traffic and travel in the area.

Take care out there!

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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, 11:30

  • 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

The A57 Snake Pass, Rushup Edge and Winnats Pass in the Peak District and A6024 Holme Moss are closed due to dangerous conditions caused by the snowfall. More here!

Major Derbyshire roads closed despite gritting as snow falls across region

A number of key Derbyshire roads have been closed this morning, despite overnight gritting as the county is hit by heavy snow set to last until this evening.

This fabulous pic of youngsters enjoying the snow in Chesterfield was sent in by reader Sue Bunting. We’d love to see more of your pictures!

Click on the link below for a list of all the confirmed school closures due to the snow in Derbyshire. We’ll be updating this list when we can so do keep checking back for the latest.

School closures as snow hits Derbyshire

Schools up and down the county are closing for the day as heavy snow hits Derbyshire.

Send us your snow pictures!

Pictures of the snow across Derbyshire are beginning to flood in from readers- check out the white stuff at Wingerworth from Ashleigh Binsley. We’d love to see your pictures or just hear about what’s going where you are. Email [email protected] or send your pics to our FB page.

The snow is coming down thick and fast in Wingerworth

The crash on the M1 near Chesterfield looks pretty bad. Please be aware if headed for motorway today

Updates to follow on this

Long tailbacks in M1 crash near Chesterfield as snow starts to fall

Queues of traffic can be seen for stretching for miles on the M1 near Chesterfield due to a crash.

The crash on the M1 near Chesterfield looks pretty bad. Please be aware if headed for motorway today

Updates to follow on this

Long tailbacks in M1 crash near Chesterfield as snow starts to fall

Queues of traffic can be seen for stretching for miles on the M1 near Chesterfield due to a crash.

Derbyshire braced for snow TODAY as Met Office issues urgent weather warning

South Yorkshire and the Midlands are braced for snow today and tomorrow following a Met Office weather warning.

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