Two women have been seriously injured after their car hit standing water on the M62. Firefighters cut the women from the wreckage after their car ended on an embankment. The women are being treated for suspected spinal injuries.
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Bitterly cold today, but mainly bright, dry and sunny. Winds easing, but still feeling raw
Wintry flurries overnight for West Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales. Icy stretches developing by morning. Windy and feeling bitterly cold