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Roads cleared of huge snow drifts in Lancashire

Diggers have been ploughing through deep snow drifts to clear country lanes in the Burnley area of Lancashire.

A young man was found dead in this area on Saturday after trying to walk home through the snow after a night out.

Snow covers a road leading to the small village of Wycoller near Burnley Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Snow drifts in excess of five metres deep (16ft 4in) have been reported on roads in many areas of northern England.

A farmhand makes her way through a wall of snow piled up along a road in the Briercliffe area of Burnley Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
A runner makes his way up a cleared road flanked by deep snow in Burnley Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire