Woodhead Pass due to re-open

Snow has been cleared from the Wopodhead Pass and gritters are treating the road ahead of it re-opening again today.

Snow has been cleared from the Woodhead Pass

Both the Woodhead Pass and Snake Pass were closed by the authorities earlier this morning because of snow and ice causing treacherous driving conditions for motorists.

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A Highways England spokesman said the Woodhead Pass is in the process of being re-opened.

"Our gritters have finished clearing snow and treating the carriageway and are now in the process of reopening the A628 Woodhead Pass in both directions."