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Heavy snow closes schools and a motorway in England

by LLB Reporter
2nd Feb 21 11:52 am

Heavy snow hit England overnight closing some schools in the north of the country and in Oldham, Greater Manchester and in east Lancashire.

Overnight drivers were stuck on the M62 as heavy snow hit causing a lorry to jack-knife which led to a partial closure on the motorway.

The M62 near Milnrow, Rochdale was reopened on Tuesday morning after highways staff cleared the snow.

This comes after the Met Office gave an amber warning for snow across parts of South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

Travellers are being urged not to travel on trains between Halifax and Rochdale “until further notice.”

The rail operator Northern said that trees had fallen on lines between Halifax and Rochdale, and due to the “treacherous” conditions replacement buses can not run.

Forecaster have said that over the next week heavy snow will be coming with temperatures plummeting as low as -15C.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steven Ramsdale said, “We see further weather fronts bringing rain and snow east and north across the UK, but the most significant event in the forecast is a feature from late Monday evening, which threatens to bring rain and some snow across large parts of the UK.

“As it moves further north and meets the colder air, the rainfall will readily turn to snow or even freezing rain, affecting a large part of England and Wales north of the M4 corridor.

“Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday highlighting the risk of disruptive snowfall with the high ground of northern England and Scotland most likely to see the largest snow accumulations.

“The risk of freezing rain will be an additional threat across parts of eastern Wales and parts of the Midlands.”

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