Building white stuff in the Peak District for March 1st snow
update March 2nd more pictures of a beleaguered Chelmorton
update Evening March 1st minus five and drifts begin to overrun Main Street in Chelmorton
March 1st morning powdery snow in waves of wind bank into walls around the village of Chelmorton eleven hundred feet above sea level.
Snow fall on the last Wednesday of February lay drifted by Thursday morning as winds built the wave-like drifts up into the east walls of Chelmorton. Holiday guests in the Primitive Mews cottages were treated to an early delivery of extra bread and milk and a shiny new sledge to play with on the slopes of the village.
By evening temperatures were down to minus 5 at 18.00.
Snow was being blown hard, the Buxton A515 was heavy with many trucks parked in the Brierlow Bar turn as other trucks had stopped on the long hill when their grip had run out. A white Audi car lay abandoned with its hazerd flashers on halfway up the hill as tractors with plough blades struggled to get around it.
Primitive Croft Holiday cottages treated guests to snow post cards
Snow waves driving in the wind at Chelmorton
Landrover in front of the village Institute at Chelmorton.
Paths open to cottages with the help of orange snow shovels in Chelmorton
Chelmorton turn into Main Street as waves of snow build up, Landrovers and tractors only!
Difficult visibility on the Ditch road heading for Chelmorton Main Street
A515 above Brierlow Bar, no visibility, Thursday March 1st 18.00, the road beyond blocked with an abandoned white Audi car.
March 2nd - Mid-day – tractors only in Chelmorton as drifts at top of Main Street blow near twelve feet high
Top of Main Street Chelmorton makes twelve feet drifts as road to Taddington closed even to tractors.
Big New Holland four wheel drive unable to push through the Taddington road
Delivering feed for the sheep in Chelmorton
Carl & Tracey report ‘No ice bergs in Chelmorton.’