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Travel for tonight over woodhead/snake

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I'll be travelling by car tonight to Bolton. They've issued warnings for woodhead about snow, ice and visibility.

 

I don't normally travel across woodhead unless were playing over that way so I've no idea how bad it's been the last couple of weeks with the cold weather.

 

Is anyone else risking the trip? I have to be back as early as possible since I have work at 6am. Should I expect it to be closed this evening?

 

Cheers. And to anyone else whos making the journey, have a safe trip! 

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I can't set off until 5.15 so am hoping M62 is okay.

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looks bloody awful at around the time we are heading home, rain, snow and some pretty strong winds. If it were this side of the Pennines Id go but its a poor journey at the best of times so i think im going to turn snowflake on this one.

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1 minute ago, clud17 said:

looks bloody awful at around the time we are heading home, rain, snow and some pretty strong winds. If it were this side of the Pennines Id go but its a poor journey at the best of times so i think im going to turn snowflake on this one.

Don’t not go because of the weather it’s really not that bad at all . UTO . 

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Syp issued been a back accident on woodhead and was saying only go over if you really need too. 

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Leaving Hillsborough at 530 - but defo going M62 all the way there and back

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If its any help to you.   I went to Manchester airport yesterday morning over the tops but avoided the snake & woodhead.    Set your sat nav for Adlington then Manchester airport. The route is : Castleton, up Winnets pass, right at top, down to Chapel on le frith, Whaley bridge follow the winding roads, turn right through Pott Shrigley, then Adlington. A word of warning, the Manchester motorway network can be a problem during rush hour.   Good luck and hopefully 3 points. 

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11 minutes ago, Pulsar said:

I can't set off until 5.15 so am hoping M62 is okay.

 

We're doing this at same time. Powers that be tend to focus on giving major routes priority when it comes to bad weather. Woodhead is crap anytime, day or night.

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Wagons were stuck on snake pass this AM according to reports 

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Not a route for this weather dubious for 5 months of the year! Use m62 , my son travels regularly and he says to avoid woodhead pass

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Woodhead is open and clear. I've just come back from Liverpool an hour ago . No issues at present. BUT there are roadworks on the M57 and it was very slow through them. So if allow extra time if you are going tonight.

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A good alternative route might be out over Ecclsall rd , drop down into Calver  , turn right at the lights and run through to Stockport and pick up the M60. 

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32 minutes ago, S A Andy said:

If its any help to you.   I went to Manchester airport yesterday morning over the tops but avoided the snake & woodhead.    Set your sat nav for Adlington then Manchester airport. The route is : Castleton, up Winnets pass, right at top, down to Chapel on le frith, Whaley bridge follow the winding roads, turn right through Pott Shrigley, then Adlington. A word of warning, the Manchester motorway network can be a problem during rush hour.   Good luck and hopefully 3 points. 

 

winnets pass in ice and snow  ok if 4 wheel drive 

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PhonySlimyAustrianpinscher-size_restrict

 

Hope you're wearing brown pants

 

If not you will be

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1 hour ago, S A Andy said:

If its any help to you.   I went to Manchester airport yesterday morning over the tops but avoided the snake & woodhead.    Set your sat nav for Adlington then Manchester airport. The route is : Castleton, up Winnets pass, right at top, down to Chapel on le frith, Whaley bridge follow the winding roads, turn right through Pott Shrigley, then Adlington. A word of warning, the Manchester motorway network can be a problem during rush hour.   Good luck and hopefully 3 points. 

 

I’ve used an almost identical route for donkey’s years, I avoid the Cat & Fiddle by going to the right at the top of Winnets, I then pick up the by-pass and turn left at it’s end, going through Whaley Bridge, then turning right at the lights onto the road signposted Macclesfield, the rest as per your post.

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I'd have thought M1 / M62 / M61 would be the most sensible route in wintry conditions - might be a little bit longer but you don't have the worry of getting stuck on narrow country roads.

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