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Snow: road closures in the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice and snow remains in place for much of the North West today.

A number of roads are still closed because of the snow:

  • A53 Leek Road closed between A54 and Brown Lane
  • A537 Cat & Fiddle Road in between Bull-Hill-Lane (Macclesfield) and A54 (Buxton)
  • A54 between A523 (Bosley Crossroads) and A537
  • A57 Snake Pass between Hurst Road (Glossop) and A6013 (Ladybower Reservoir)
  • Corney Fell Road between Corney and Duddon Bridge

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Sir Ken Dodd is in hospital with a severe chest infection

Sir Ken Dodd is being treated for a chest infection in hospital Credit: PA

Sir Ken Dodd is being treated for a chest infection in hospital.

The 90 year old comedian was taken to the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital on Friday.

His press agent, Robert Holmes told the Liverpool Echo:

Ken has a severe chest infection but he is being treated very well at the hospital. "He’s being treated with antibiotics and obviously the infection needs time to clear. He is in the best place and has been full of praise for the treatment and care he has been receiving. “He is making good and steady progress, so fingers crossed he will be out as soon as possible.”

– Robert Holmes, Ken Dodd's press agent

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Weather warning: Drivers urged to take care after a number of crashes

Drivers are being urged to take care as adverse weather is causing difficult driving conditions this morning.

The M6 Southbound was closed earlier this morning after a lorry overturned.

Since then there's been a multi car crash further up the M6 - with people warned to expect long delays.

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Police have been called out to a number of incidents, and there are reports of fallen trees and surface flooding.

Snow watch: road closures after dangerous conditions overnight

People are being asked to drive carefully. Credit: ITV News

A number of road closures are in place after snow and icy conditions last night led to a number of crashes.

The following closures are currently in place:

  • A640 Huddersfield Road between A640 and B6114
  • A628 Woodhead Pass
  • A57 Snake Pass
  • A682 Manchester Road between Limey Lane and Turton Hollow Road
  • A6024 Woodhead Road between A635 and A628
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