Chief Supt. Martin Evans: “Colleagues from the emergency services have worked seamlessly throughout the day in these very sad and exceptionally difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, the outcome is extremely tragic, our thoughts are with the families of those who have died.”
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91mph gust recorded at 10am across one of the highest points of the Pennines. Drifting snow may be as much of an issue as snow depths today
Snow showers continue to blow in on gusty winds, widespread ice and penetrating frost risk Saturday night. Severe wind chill on Sunday again