It might officially be spring, but Lancashire is gripped in another arctic blast.
Road users are being warned to take care as snow falls across the region.
Widespread snowfall is expected to continue throughout today and into the weekend.
Schools closures confirmed so far today are Brinscall St John’s Church of England Primary School and Tatham Fells Primary School in Lancaster.
Darron Burness, the AA’s Head of Special Operations, said: “It is going to be a real witch’s brew of driving wind, rain and snow, which will inevitably cause disruption on the roads.
“Drivers should be well prepared as even short journeys can quickly turn bad.
“Drifting snow could repeat the scenes we saw in southern England last week when hundreds of drivers got stuck overnight – it only takes one or two vehicles struggling for grip for the situation to quickly escalate. And he had this advice for drivers: “Keep your speed down as visibility could be seriously reduced and there’s a risk of localised flooding – just stay out of flood water.
“Also with temperatures set to remain low, any snow that settles will likely persist for several days, so be wary of icy patches.
“Wherever you’re going, take plenty of warm layers, check the travel reports before heading out and stick to the main roads where possible.”
The Highways Agency have also advised drivers to plan for their journey before setting out by checking the forecast and road conditions.
If travel conditions do become poor, leave extra time and drivers should delay their journey altogether if the weather becomes severe.