Lancashire Police have urged people to "take precautions" and only go out "if necessary" following the death of a man who was on his way home from a night out during severe weather conditions.
Chief Inspector Derry Crorken from Burnley Police said:
The snow and ice has been severe in the area with many roads not passable.
I would urge people to take precautions and only go out if it is necessary and if you do go out then make sure friends and family know where you are and that you have suitable clothing on and your phone with you.
“Understandably this is a very difficult time for the man’s family and we have specially trained officers offering them support", CI Crorken added.
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
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Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.