Greater Manchester

  • Call out for year: 02
  • Date: 5/01/10
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Grid ref: SJ 97 84
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Ambulance) problem undisclosed()
  • Team members involved: 2
  • Time taken: 7 hours stand-by
  • Total man hours: 14

Incident report

On Monday night severe weather gripped the whole of the North West with heavy snow falling across the region causing chaos on the roads.   Snowmen_edited-1Whilst conditions were bad locally with 15 cms of fresh snow in Buxton the Greater Manchester region had it even worse causing many roads to become impassable. 

Our neighbouring teams at Hayfield, Glossop, Woodhead and Oldham were called out during Monday night to support the North West Ambulance Service which was seriously strained by the huge number of 999 calls.   The teams deployed all their 4 x 4 vehicles and were involved in a number of emergencies. 

As conditions continued to deteriorate during Tuesday morning Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was asked to provide additional support.  A small number of team members stood by at the Dove Holes Base all day but were tasked to only one job in Disley and that was cancelled en route.

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