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Woodhead Pass Live
Page updated: 2:14pm
Woodhead Pass Open
Through Traffic Delays

The pass is open, but please see reports which may affect travel this afternoon

Please take care and have a safe journey

Local Events Today

Underneath the Stars festival at Cawthorne. Expect extra traffic around Penistone

Tramlines music festival at Hillsborough Park. Expect extra traffic on A61 in/out of Sheffield

Travelling into Manchester?

Due to a large building fire in Ardwick, Manchester, Higher Ardwick is currently closed from the Apollo Roundabout to Union Street

Accident Risk: Heightened
Take extra care this afternoon

Of the 26 serious accidents we have reported on the Woodhead Pass in the last 12 months, 57% occured at weekends

Fire Risk: High
The moorland remains very dry

Despite some rain on Friday the risk of fire remains high

Please continue to take all precautions to prevent moorland fires

Rain is not forecast until Tuesday afternoon

Don't discard glass bottles, or throw cigarette ends out of the window

Campfires and BBQs are currently banned in the Peak District National Park

Temperature ≈ 15°c

Westbound to Manchester
Delays around Stocksbridge, Hollingworth, M67
M1 to M60: 59 min
Eastbound to Sheffield
Minor Delays around Stocksbridge
M60 to M1: 55 min

Routine maintenance by Highways England is planned for the pass today. Expect mobile temporary lights or stop/go boards anytime up to 3:30pm

Local Motorway Incidents

May affect your onward journey or increase non-motorway transpennine traffic

M62 J29 Accident westbound on the M62, J29 Lofthouse (M1), West Yorkshire, 1½ hrs ago

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

Think Bike!
2 serious bike accidents on pennine routes in the past week

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Today's Pass Forecast
5:09am Largely cloudy and dry, with early patchy hill fog clearing this morning. This afternoon sunny intervals start to develop, followed by sunny spells late afternoon and this evening.

Regional Traffic

Glossop Traffic

Snake Pass Traffic

In Detail ...

A628 Woodhead Pass
Gun Inn to Flouch Roundabout

Manchester Connectors
A57 Mottram Moor
Gun Inn to J4/M67

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

Further Afield

Regional Traffic: Moderate
Accident Rate: Low

Alternative Transpennine Routes

A58 Blackstone Edge (M66 to Halifax)
A58 Rochdale Congestion
A58 Heywood Congestion

M62 Motorway (M60-M1)
M62 WB J29 Accident

A640 Buckstones (M60-Huddersfield)
A640 Milnrow Congestion

A62 Standedge/Marsden Moor (M60-M62)
A62 Greenacres, Oldham Congestion
A62 Huddersfield Congestion

A57 Snake Pass (M60-Sheffield)
A57 Mottram Roadworks

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

No current incidents reported on
A672 Rishworth Moor (Oldham-Halifax)
A635 Saddleworth Moor (M60-M1)
Rushop Edge/Winnats Pass (Chapel-Castleton)
A623 Peak Forest (Chapel-Baslow)
A6 Bakewell (M60-Derby)
A50 Uttoxeter (M6-M1)

DVSA/VOSA Vehicle Checks
12:01 M25 Cobham
10:32 M25 Dartford
06:31 M9 Stirling

Serious Accidents
There have been 26 serious accidents on the pass in the last 12 months, on average one every 14 days. The last reported accident was 17 days ago
Last Incident on Wed 04 Jul
A628 Woodhead Pass, South Yorkshire
5:47pm 04-Jul - 6:36pm 04-Jul
Slow traffic and road partially blocked due to accident both ways on the A628 Woodhead Pass between Windle Edge (Dunford Bridge turn off) and A616 (Flouch Roundabout). On the summit
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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