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A57 Snake Pass

Live traffic conditions now on the A57 Snake Pass

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Page updated: 12:23pm

Snake Pass Open

Temporary Traffic Lights
Usual Through Traffic Delays
Extra Biker Traffic
Onward travel: Note M6 closure

The pass is open, have a safe journey this afternoon

Through Traffic Westbound
Delays: Glossop, Brookfield, Woolley Bridge, Mottram
Glossop > Denton: 36 min
Through Traffic Eastbound
Minor Delays: M67, Glossop
Denton > Glossop: 42 min

Sunny this afternoon
Temperature now ≈ 8°c
Today's Pass Forecast

4:41am A pleasant start to the day, with a risk of a grass frost forming. Good sunny spells during the morning but these will become hazy as cloud thickens during the afternoon. It will stay dry during the evening but with increasing amounts of high level cloud.

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

Motorway Improvement Works

Current Closures: M25

Matches & Events Today

MUFC Old Trafford

Accident Risk: Heightened

Of the 13 serious accidents we have reported on the Snake Pass in the last 12 months, 69% occurred in fine, sunny weather

The last reported accident on the pass was just 4 days ago

Think Bike!

Extra biker traffic on the pass this afternoon

8 serious bike accidents on pennine routes in the past month

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

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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

Sunset Today

If you're out on the moors, or just don't want to be on the pass after dark, sunset today is around 6:54pm

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: Medium

Alternative Transpennine Routes

A58 Blackstone Edge (M66 to Halifax)
A58 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

A62 Standedge/Marsden Moor (M60-M62)
A62 Oldham Congestion
A62 Huddersfield Congestion
A62 Mirfield Congestion
A62 Birstall 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 > 18 mins
Eastbound Delays > 18 mins

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

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

No current incidents reported on
A640 Buckstones (M62-Huddersfield)
M62 Motorway (M60-M1)
Rushop Edge/Winnats Pass (Chapel-Castleton)
A623 Peak Forest (Chapel-Baslow)
A50 Uttoxeter (M6-M1)

DVSA/VOSA Vehicle Checks
12:02 M62 Rochdale
11:57 M50 Ross-on-Wye
10:24 A1 Sawtry
10:19 M25 Leatherhead
07:53 A74 Beattock

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 4 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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