Isle of Man residents are being urged by the Department of Infrastructure to collect salt before bad weather hits later today.
Snow and ice is expected to hit the island between tonight and Sunday.
Salt bags can be collected from the Eastern amenity site before 7pm, Western and Southern sites until 4pm, and the Northern site before 4.30pm.
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As predicted, snow fell on the higher ground in our region overnight.
More than a light dusting fell on the moors above Manchester. These photos were taken this morning near Rishworth Moor
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The snow is still falling but that didn't stop 72 year old Peter Guy from getting some waterskiing practice in this morning.
He was spotted by one of our reporters at Sale Water Park braving the weather in a bid to "get fit for Summer." Peter is a member of Sale Water Ski Club, they have 50 members but only four manage to ski in winter!
Snow fell across the North West on Saturday afternoon and overnight. Here's a selection of your pictures.Read the full story ›
A number of schools have closed across the North West due to the poor weather. Get the details here.Read the full story ›
This is currently J21/22 M62 EB. Long delays, highways working to clear the stuck vehicles to allow ploughs through. http://t.co/OwVF3xJjIb
Bright sunshine and ice are a deadly combination for drivers.
Now Cheshire firefighters are urging motorists to take even more care in the wintry weather.
It follows two collisions in the Macclesfield area.
Here are a few checks that you can do, to make sure your car is ready for winter:
- Keep the lights, windows and mirrors clean and free from ice and snow
- Make sure wipers and lights are in good working order
- Add anti-freeze to the radiator and winter additive to the windscreen washer bottles
- Check that tyres have plenty of tread depth and are maintained at the correct pressure
- Pack a snow/ice scraper, de-icer, snow shovel, hat, gloves, boots, a torch, bottle of water and a first aid kit. For longer journeys, you should take blankets, a snack and a flask of warm drink.
- Wash the car frequently to get rid of the salt and dirt that builds up over the winter.
- Always keep a full tank of fuel - you never know when you might get delayed.
- Don't use water to defrost the windows.
Driving tips during bad weather:
- Slowing down
- Keeping a greater distance between yourself and the vehicle in front - increase the 2 second rule to 4 seconds or even more
- Setting aside extra time to complete your journey
- Keep your mobile fully charged.
- On colder days be particularly careful on tree lined roads - the trees prevent the sun's warmth from reaching the road, which may still be icy when all around has thawed.