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A57 Snake Pass

Live traffic conditions now on the A57 Snake Pass

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Page updated: 8:59am
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The pass is open, have a safe journey this morning

Adverse Weather Now

Localised FOG until ≈ noon

Based on Met Office & Highways weather stations at Ashopton, Derwent Valley @ 8:35am

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Through Traffic Eastbound
Minor Delays: M67
Denton > Glossop: 29 min

Sheep & Deer on the Pass

As with all rural roads through open countryside, expect sheep, deer 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 should be reported to HPBC on 01298 28400, or the Police on 101 if a danger to traffic

Safety Cameras
The speed limit on the pass is 50mph
Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership mobile speed cameras will be on the A57 through Glossop on random days until 13th June

Main Transpennine Alternatives

M62 Motorway (M60-M1)
M62 EB J19 Broken Down Van

A628 Woodhead Pass (M60-M1)
Eastbound Delays > 10 mins

Regional Traffic

Glossop Traffic

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In Detail ...

A57 Snake Pass
Pass Open
Glossop to Ladybower

Manchester Connectors

Yorkshire Connectors
A57 Sheffield, A6101 Rivelin Valley, A6013 Bamford, A6187 Castleton & Hathersage
No reports

Weather affected roads

CLOSED, Flooding A5 between A426 & A428, Warwickshire

CLOSED, Flooding A5 between A428 & A426, Warwickshire

Fog over Pennine Routes

Flooding around A5, Gailey

Further Afield

Regional Traffic: Light
Accident Rate: Very Low

Serious Accidents
There have been 9 serious accidents on the pass in the last 12 months, on average one every 40 days
Last Incident on Sat 21 Apr
A57 Snake Pass, Derbyshire
6:19pm 21-Apr - 9:42pm 21-Apr
Heavy traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A57 both ways at A6013 (Ladybower Reservoir). Police directing traffic. Accident outside the Ladybower Inn.
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 398 hours due to snow. It was been kept open to traffic for 89.02% of the time

Sat 25 Nov 08:54 (6 hours)
Fri 08 Dec 00:35 (17 hours)
Wed 13 Dec 21:33 (3 hours)
Thu 14 Dec 23:00 (13 hours)
Fri 29 Dec 06:11 (15 hours)
Tue 16 Jan 04:11 (4 days)
Fri 19 Jan 05:01 (10 hours)
Sun 21 Jan 11:52 (3 hours)
Thu 01 Feb 06:40 (1 hour)
Sun 11 Feb 12:05 (26 hours)
Tue 27 Feb 06.30 (6 days)
Sat 17 Mar 00.21 (5 hours)
Sat 17 Mar 10.27 (54 hours)
Mon 02 Apr 07.09 (9 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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About this Page

This page is part of Glossop Online's Traffic Section. It provides up to the minute information for anyone planning a journey over the A57 Snake Pass

The Pass: The Snake Pass is a hill pass in the Derbyshire section of the Peak District, crossing the Pennines between Manchester and Sheffield. For our purposes, we define the Pass as the section of road between the Royal Oak Inn at Glossop and the Ladybower Reservoir at Ashopton

Use: The pass is used to cross the pennines by - on average - 4200 vehicles per day, 100 of which are HGVs [2016]

Snake Pass from Glossop to Ladybower
Snake Pass from Glossop to Ladybower

How this page works: Our servers receive live data from various sources about any accidents, roadworks or other disruption throughout the region. This information is processed in real time and relevant reports sent to this page every minute. The page is fully automated - we don't stand around with a clipboard waiting for something to happen! Incidents, accidents and road closures rely on the Police, highways & local authorities reporting these in a timely manner. That said, experience shows most reports come through within just a few minutes

Bad Weather: The pass rises to nearly 1700ft at its exposed summit. It can frequently be affected by ice, snow, fog and strong winds

The pass is frequently closed in winter

When appropriate, we include severe weather warnings on this page and live adverse weather data from nearby weather stations. For advance planning, we also include details of any poor weather over the next few days when this is forecast by the Met Office Mountain Weather Service

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