Our photographer Jason Chadwick has captured this devastating flood scene on the usually busy A6 in Matlock town centre.

Derbyshire floods in pictures: Torrential rain leads to tragedy, flooded homes, chaos on the roads and school closures

Heavy rain has led to major flooding in many parts of Derbyshire.

The torrential downpours have led to the tragic death of a woman in Darley Dale, traffic chaos on the county's roads and a number of school closures.

A submerged car in floodwater after the River Rother burst its banks close to the B6053 Eckington Road, near Staveley.
A submerged car in floodwater after the River Rother burst its banks close to the B6053 Eckington Road, near Staveley.
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This photo shows the skate ramp tops barely visible due to about eight-feet of standing water behind Morrisons in Belper. Photo: John Strawson.
This photo shows the skate ramp tops barely visible due to about eight-feet of standing water behind Morrisons in Belper. Photo: John Strawson.
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Sandbags have been placed outside the Lighthouse Charity Shop on Crown Square in Matlock in a bid to stop the floodwaters from entering the premises. Photo: Jason Chadwick.
Sandbags have been placed outside the Lighthouse Charity Shop on Crown Square in Matlock in a bid to stop the floodwaters from entering the premises. Photo: Jason Chadwick.
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Hall Leys Park in Matlock under water after the torrential rain of Thursday. Photo: Jason Chadwick.
Hall Leys Park in Matlock under water after the torrential rain of Thursday. Photo: Jason Chadwick.
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