Don’t travel unless necessary

Press release:

Police are urging people not to travel unless necessary as snow continues to cause widespread disruption on Derbyshire’s roads.

Residents are also being asked to check on their neighbours during the bad weather, especially if they are elderly or vulnerable.

Chief Superintendent Russ Foster said: ”The snow has caused county-wide and many roads, particularly in the Peak District, are impassable.

“We would urge people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

“If you must travel, make sure you are well prepared. Take a shovel with you and pack warm clothes, food and drink. Make sure you take a mobile phone so you can call for help if needed.

“Be a good neighbour and check on those who live near you to make sure they are alright. “

Chief Supt Foster reassured people that there are enough police officers and staff on duty to respond to emergency and urgent calls.

Also, seven enquiry offices have closed at police stations across Derbyshire due to the bad weather.

Offices at Shirebrook, Bolsover, Killamarsh, Staveley, Glossop, Matlock and Swadlincote are closed today (Wednesday, December 1).

Police officers and staff are still operating from these stations but the front enquiry desks are not staffed.

Derbyshire Constabulary apologises for any inconvenience these closures may cause.