More snow expected across Derbyshire

People in Derbyshire have been told to expect more snow over the next 24 hours, after 60 schools had to close on Tuesday due to snow and ice.

Roads also shut, including the A57 Snake Pass, the A6024 to Holme Moss, the A537 Cat and Fiddle, Woodhead Pass and Matlock's Steep Turnpike.

The county council said high winds had been blowing snow on to roads.

Motorists have been advised to make only essential journeys in the affected areas.

Further snow is expected in the Peak District on Wednesday.

The county council said its fleet of gritters were out several times during Monday night.

Liz Partington, Derbyshire County Council's emergency planning manager, said they had been working hard and deploying the help of voluntary groups to keep vital services running.

In Amber Valley, the borough council said heavy snow and terrible weather conditions had made conditions "extremely difficult" for crews collecting rubbish and items for recycling.

The local authority added that it was working hard to maintain supplies of grit to road side bins in priority areas.

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