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Snow falls in Greater Manchester… with more on the way

Snow has fallen across Greater Manchester this morning… and forecasters have predicted that more is on the way.

Temperatures plummeted to below freezing overnight with yellow snow and ice warnings put in place for today.

Travel disruption is likely, especially in the North West and up into Scotland, where up to 20cm of snow is expected.

Many schools have remained open this morning but Philips High School in Whitefield is among those shut.

National Rail has warned there could be disruption across the network throughout the week.

The following roads were all affected by snow this morning: A571 (Billinge Road in both directions), A57 (Snake Pass, both directions), A577 (Atherton Road) and A49 (Wigan Road, both directions).

Tips for driving in snow

Select Car Leasing’s Graham Conway said: “If you’ve got your foot on the accelerator and your wheels are simply spinning on the spot, you could attempt to use your car mats as a way to ‘dig’ yourself out.
“Try to scoop as much snow as you can from around the wheels that are actually driving the vehicle.
“Then jam the mats, rubber side up, in front of the wheels. If you position the mats correctly, your tyres will make contact with the rubber mat, rather than the snow, and you may be able to make forward progress.
“You should, however, stand well back from the wheels and the mats, just in case they’re catapulted behind the car, or to the side, when the tyres make contact.”
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