Thousands of children are at home today after heavy snow forced schools to close across the region.
The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning as the wintery weather spreads across the North West.
Police are warning driving conditions are hazardous.
The Highways Agency has put out extra gritters and traffic officers to try to stop the roads grinding to a halt.
A marked wind chill develops this week as winds increase
Clocks go forward one hour tonight
High pressure keeps our weather settled for the remainder of the bank holiday weekend. Hard frosts and sunny spells .