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Police are urging motorists to obey road closures

Police across the region are urging motorists to take care in the icy and snowy conditions, with several routes closed.

Greater Manchester Police have already warned on Twitter they are reprimanding those who disobey the road closures.

Greater Manchester Police issued a ticket to this driver who ignored the closure in Farnworth Credit: Twitter

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Snow and ice causing Boxing Day travel disruption

CCTV image from Highways England showing delays due to bad weather on M62 Credit: Highways England

Snow and ice have caused travel disruption in parts of the region today.

New Hey Road (A640) has closed between Marsden Gate and the junction with Rochdale Road in Denshaw due to snow, with a number of vehicles reported to be stuck.

Highways England has said motorists can also expect delays of up to 90 mins on the M62 where weather conditions are continuing to be harsh.

Yellow warnings for rain and snow over the next few days in Cumbria and parts of Cheshire

The yellow snow warning that covers parts of Cheshire for the 26th & 27th Credit: Met Office

The Met Office have released a yellow warning for heavy rain across Cumbria for Christmas Day, this warning then carries on into a snow and ice warning for the evening.

Another yellow warning for rain and snow has also been issued for parts of Cheshire on Boxing Day evening, carrying through to Wednesday 27th December.

  • Full details for weather warnings in the North West can be seen here.

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Snow and hail causes disruption across IoM

Outer Douglas in a blanket of snow. Credit: Antony Jaggard

Police on the Isle of Man are urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

It comes after Storm Caroline hit the island in the early hours of this morning.

The west of the island was affected most with power cuts throughout Crosby, Baldwin and Mount Rule - energy has since been restored.

Numerous roads including the Mountain Road, Richmond Hill, and the main Castletown Road are all closed from the Cooil roundabout through to Mount Murray.

All schools are closed and Nobles Hospital outpatient clinics are shut with only emergency services available.

Police are urging people to check for updates on their Facebook page.

IoM residents urged to collect salt before snow hits

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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