10+11+12: Callouts 4th April 2012
- Type – Civil Emergency situation, assisting motorists stranded by snow fall
- Locations – A515 Buxton, A6 Taddington and B5155 Bakewell/Monyash
- Team members –11 KMRT, also BMRT and EMRT
- Duration 5 hrs or 55 man hours
We were asked to assist in the location and evacuation of motorists trapped on the A515 out of Buxton following severe snow fall and strong winds that produced blizzard like conditions. Motorists had been stuck since early that morning in the drifting snow as members of several MRT’s worked alongside the Police and Local Authority to reach them. During our deployment, Mobile 2 was retasked by the Police to Taddington to assist dig-out a Doctor who urgently needed to get to work in Chesterfield. Mobile 2 then found large numbers of stranded trucks and cars along the A6 around Taddington and then the B5155 Monyash Rd was found blocked with stranded vehicles too.