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A57 Snake Pass

Live traffic conditions now on the A57 Snake Pass

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Woodhead Pass
Snake Pass
Page updated: 8:26am

Snake Pass Open

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Temporary Traffic Lights
Long Through Traffic Delays
Airport Disruption
Onward travel: Note M1 closure

The pass is open, but take account of the weather conditions and some issues on nearby roads

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Through Traffic Westbound
Long delays Hollingworth
Delays: Brookfield, Woolley Bridge, Mottram, M67
Glossop > Denton: 58 min

Heavy Rain this morning
Temperature now ≈ 8°c
Latest wind gusts 36 mph
Adverse Weather Forecast

STRONG WINDS (≈ 45 mph) Developing Now
FOG/LOW CLOUD from ≈ noon today

Met Office Forecast @ 7:43am, approximate timings

Today's Pass Forecast

3:45am A cloudy start with occasional light rain or drizzle but improving through the day, the rain becoming more sporadic during the morning. Generally brighter and dry during the afternoon, with perhaps a few sunny spells later in the afternoon. Windy over the tops.

The following reports may result in extra traffic on the pass or influence your onward journey

Evening & Overnight Travel

M6, M62, M60, M66 closures scheduled from 9:00pm

Safety Cameras
The speed limit on the pass is 50mph
Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership mobile speed cameras will be on the pass on random days until 26th September

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 on the Snake should be reported to HPBC on 01298 28400, or the Police on 101 if a danger to traffic

Woodhead Pass Traffic

Glossop Traffic

Manchester Traffic

Sheffield Traffic

Regional Traffic

In Detail ...

A57 Snake Pass
Active Reports
Glossop to Ladybower

Manchester Connectors

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

Further Afield

Regional Traffic: Moderate
Accident Rate: Very Low

Alternative Transpennine Routes

A58 Blackstone Edge (M66 to Halifax)
A58 Rochdale Congestion
A58 Dearnley And Hurstead, Rochdale Congestion
A58 Heywood Congestion
A58 Sowerby Bridge Roadworks

A672 Rishworth Moor (Oldham-Halifax)
A58 Sowerby Bridge Roadworks

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

A640 Buckstones (M60-Huddersfield)
A640 Milnrow Congestion
A640 Huddersfield Congestion

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

A635 Saddleworth Moor (M60-M1)
A635 Greater Manchester Roadworks

A628 Woodhead Pass (M60-M1)
A628 Woodhead Pass Roadworks
Westbound Delays > 44 mins

A6 Bakewell (M60-Derby)
A6 High Lane Congestion
A6 Buxton Congestion
A6 Derby Congestion
A6 High Lane Roadworks

A50/A38 Uttoxeter (M6-M1)
Westbound Delays > 20 mins
Eastbound Delays > 20 mins

No current incidents reported on
M62 Motorway (M60-M1)
Rushop Edge/Winnats Pass (Chapel-Castleton)
A623 Peak Forest (Chapel-Baslow)

Serious Accidents

There have been 13 serious accidents on the pass in the last 12 months, on average one every 28 days. The last reported accident was 5 days ago

Last Incident on Sun 23 Sep

Cycling Event
A57 Snake Pass, Derbyshire
8:45am 23-Sep - 11:59am 23-Sep
A57 Snake Pass between Hurst Road, Glossop, and the pass summit. Glossop Kinder Velo cycling hill climb event. Approach with caution.

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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