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Woodhead Pass Live
Page updated: 1:31am
Woodhead Pass Open

The pass is open, have a safe journey this morning

Motorway Improvement Works
M60, M621, M62, M1, M5, M20, M23, M25 CLOSED
There are currently 10 reported closures on the motorway network. Some of these are local and may have an impact on traffic using the pass. Please plan your onward journey carefully this morning

Clear Night
Temperature ≈ 13°c

Increased Fire Risk
The last heavy rainfall recorded on the pass was 5 days ago, on Wednesday 20th June. Please don't start campfires or throw fag ends out of the window

Sheep on the Pass

As with all rural roads through open countryside, expect sheep and other wild animals to be on the pass

Accidents involving sheep are covered by s170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and must be reported to the Police

Dead animals on Woodhead should be reported to Highways England on 0300 123 5000, or the Police on 101 if a danger to traffic

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Tonight's Weather Forecast
4:48pm Dry overnight with clear skies. Sunny and very warm or hot during the day.

Regional Traffic

Glossop Traffic

Snake Pass Traffic

In Detail ...

A628 Woodhead Pass
Pass Open
Gun Inn to Flouch Roundabout

Manchester Connectors
A57 Mottram Moor
Gun Inn to J4/M67
M67 Motorway
J4 Mottram to J24/M60

Yorkshire Connectors
A628 Penistone
Penistone to Hoylandswaine
Low Bridge 4.1m (13ft 6in)
A616 Stocksbridge Bypass
Flouch to J35a/M1
A61 Tankersley Link
A616 to j36/M1
M1 South Yorkshire
A616 to A628

Further Afield

Regional Traffic: Very Light
Accident Rate: Very Low

Alternative Transpennine Routes

M62 Motorway (M60-M1)
No reports, traffic flowing well

A62 Standedge/Marsden Moor (M60-M62)
A62 Oldham Roadworks

A57 Snake Pass (M60-Sheffield)
No reports, traffic flowing well

A6 Bakewell (M60-Derby)
A6 High Lane Roadworks

A50/A38 Uttoxeter (M6-M1)
No reports, traffic flowing well

No current incidents reported on
A58 Blackstone Edge (M66 to Halifax)
A672 Rishworth Moor (Oldham-Halifax)
A640 Buckstones (M62-Huddersfield)
A635 Saddleworth Moor (M60-M1)
M62 Motorway (M60-M1)
A628 Woodhead Pass (M60-M1)
A57 Snake Pass (M60-Sheffield)
Rushop Edge/Winnats Pass (Chapel-Castleton)
A623 Peak Forest (Chapel-Baslow)
A50 Uttoxeter (M6-M1)

Serious Accidents
There have been 22 serious accidents on the pass in the last 12 months, on average one every 16 days. The last reported accident was 9 days ago
Last Incident on Tue 19 Jun
A628 Woodhead Pass, High Peak
1:01pm 19-Jun - 1:18pm 19-Jun
Severe delays, queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A628 Woodhead Pass Westbound between A6024 (Holmfirth Turn Off) and A57 Woolley Lane / A57 Mottram Moor / Wedneshough (Gun Inn Traffic Lights). Travel time is around 60 minutes. Tailbacks for six miles. Possibly due to the traffic avoiding the M62.
Winter Maintenance
Pass last gritted at 10:50pm on Mon 30 Apr 2018
Snow Closures Winter 17/18

Last winter (Nov-Mar) the pass was closed for 100 hours due to snow. It was kept open to traffic for 97.24% of the time

Wed 13 Dec 22:02 (3 hours)
Tue 26 Dec 09:12 (4 hours)
Tue 16 Jan 21:24 (14 hours)
Wed 28 Feb 23:55 (60 hours)
Sun 18 Mar 02:27 (23 hours)

E&OE: We compile these reports from live data automatically received from various organisations such as Elgin, TfGM, Highways England, motoring organisations, Local Authorities, the Met Office & the Police. We are unable to verify the accuracy or timeliness of any third party data or absence thereof. This site is, therefore, for information only

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