WATCH: How Sheffield Snake Pass road closure is affecting local businesses

24 February 2022

A major route between Sheffield and Manchester is closed for one month after heavy rainfall caused landslips.

The A57 Snake Pass will remain closed following repeated storms over the past week and as snow fell in the region today.

Storms Eunice, Franklin and Dudley caused torrential rain to flood Derbyshire, causing the road to shut from Monday, February 21.

Scott Hirst, who works at the Ladybower Inn nearby, said his commute had become so difficult he was considering quitting his job. 

He said: “It’s now taking me an hour and a half, two hours to get to work.”

Conservative High Peak MP Robert Largan tweeted:  “The closure is now expected to last at least four weeks.”

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Written by Elena Baeza Ruso

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