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Derbyshire Prepared

Important advice from Derbyshire Police

After the snow we’ve had at the weekend and expecting freezing temperatures, there will be lots of icy surfaces.

Gritting fleets and snow ploughs from Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council have been working around the clock this weekend to treat the roads and keep them clear.

They will be continuing their work to make it as safe and clear as possible.

However it’s essential that drivers give themselves plenty of time when heading out onto the roads.

Leave yourself time to properly de-ice your car so you have perfect visibility when behind the wheel. Don’t drive if you’ve only cleared a small circle of ice from your windscreen, as you won’t be able to see all of your surroundings and the hazards therein.

Take it slow when you’re driving. Even though primary and secondary routes across the county are getting plenty of grit, there may still be pockets of ice or black ice, so please take care.

Pack an emergency kit just in case you break down or become stranded somewhere. This should include warm clothes, a blanket, food and drink, a torch, jump leads, de-icer and an ice scraper.

If you don’t have to head into work, school, college or anywhere else, please only head out in a car if you absolutely need to.

This weekend has seen police, fire and rescue, the ambulance service, hospitals, the city and county council, mountain rescue teams and 4×4 volunteers across the county coming together to help keep our communities safe during the severe weather.

The image above shows the emergency services and mountain rescue helping stranded motorists whose car had left the road in treacherous conditions near Buxton.

The snow hasn’t been as bad as we were expecting, but a lot has still fallen and with it freezing temperatures, there will still be hazards.

So our message remains the same as it has all weekend: take it steady and stay safe.

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