BREAKING: Truck and car overturned on snowy link road from Sheffield to Manchester

A major road connecting Sheffield to Manchester has been closed this morning after a truck and car overturned in snowy conditions.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:05 am
Updated Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:37 pm
Jane Oldfield said her son, who was driving the car, has no serious injuries. Photo: Chris Owen

The section of the A57 known as Snake Pass is notorious for accidents during poor weather conditions.

The AA has reported: "Road closed due to rolled over truck and snow on A57 both ways between Hurst Road and A6013. Road is now fully closed due to poor driving conditions."

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Derbyshire Police said a truck with a trailer overturned at around 10.15am.

The trailer is now blocking the road.

No other vehicles were involved and no one was injured, the police said.

In a separate incident, a Citreon C2 flipped onto its roof two miles out of Glossop on its way to Sheffield.

Photo: Leroy Williamson

No serious injuries were reported and no other cars were involved, the police said.

A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said: "We are not in a position to advise when the road will re-open. We will keep giving updates but people should avoid the area if they can."

Jane Oldfield, from Sheffield, has identified the Citreon as her son Leroy Williamson's.

She said: "Miraculously he OK. Someone up there looking out for him."

This car was flipped over on Snake Pass this morning. Photo: Chris Owen

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This car was flipped over on Snake Pass this morning. Photo: Chris Owen
The AA reported that Snake Pass was closed because of an overturned truck. Photo: Chris Owen