1. ITV Report

Snow causes travel disruption in the region


The Met Office said snow had fallen around Manchester and the Peak District on Tuesday morning.

A Manchester Airport spokeswoman said a runway had been closed temporarily for snow to be cleared. She said the runway was closed for less than half an hour and reopened by 9am.

The closure caused some delays and some flights were diverted to other airports.

She said:

There are some knock-on delays, but they are minimal.

– Manchester Airport spokeswoman

Drivers were warned to take care on the roads.

A post on the North West Motorway Policing Group Twitter account said:

Patrols have dealt with 47 accidents on the network this morning since 6.30am

Please alter your driving to the weather conditions.

– North West Motorway Policing Group

The Met Office had put warnings in place for heavy rain and high winds in Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of north-west Wales and England, after predicting Storm Ewan would move across the country on Monday and Tuesday.

However, after the storm's impact was less than expected, the warnings were removed.

Yellow warnings for ice remained in place across much of the UK though, telling motorists to "be aware" of poor driving conditions on Tuesday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Met Office said:

The main place we've been seeing snow is the Manchester area.

– Met Office

But she said as the ground was damp and more rain showers were expected the snow was unlikely to settle.

She said scattered showers were expected throughout the day, which could fall as snow over hills, and a yellow weather warning for ice had been issued for the far north of Scotland, where 2cm to 5cm of snow could fall on higher ground.

She said the weather was "fairly typical" for this time of year and was unlikely to cause widespread disruption.