More snow on way, for Lancashire, warn forecasters

Motorists have been warned to prepare for more snow across Lancashire tonight and tomorrow morning.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 11:20 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 1:23 pm
Snow in Lancashire today

Rush hour drivers were caught by surprise today as several inches of snow fell in many areas.

The A56 south of Burnley was closed for a time this morning after a severe snowstorm.

Now motorists have been given a “yellow” warning of snow​ for tonight into tomorrow.​

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​The Met Office said an area of rain, sleet and snow will come south-eastwards into the area later on Thursday lasting into Friday morning, possibly as late as 10am.

​Drivers should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions and disruption to transport.

​The warning applies to ​Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington.