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Weather warning: Drivers urged to take care after a number of crashes

Drivers are being urged to take care as adverse weather is causing difficult driving conditions this morning.

The M6 Southbound was closed earlier this morning after a lorry overturned.

Since then there's been a multi car crash further up the M6 - with people warned to expect long delays.

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Police have been called out to a number of incidents, and there are reports of fallen trees and surface flooding.

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IoM ferry sailings cancelled due to bad weather

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Ferry crossings scheduled today between the Isle of Man and Heysham have been cancelled due to adverse weather.

The 8:45am from Douglas and 2:15pm from Heysham are affected, however a final decision on tonight's 7:45pm sailing from Douglas and 2:15am from Heysham will be made at 5pm via the company's website.

Passengers are asked to contact the Steam Packet Company on 661661 (IOM), 08722 992 992* (UK) or 0044 8722 992 992* (ROI & Outside UK).

Snow watch: road closures after dangerous conditions overnight

People are being asked to drive carefully. Credit: ITV News

A number of road closures are in place after snow and icy conditions last night led to a number of crashes.

The following closures are currently in place:

  • A640 Huddersfield Road between A640 and B6114
  • A628 Woodhead Pass
  • A57 Snake Pass
  • A682 Manchester Road between Limey Lane and Turton Hollow Road
  • A6024 Woodhead Road between A635 and A628

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Liverpool Lime Street station reopens after emergency repairs

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Liverpool Lime Street station is reopening today after being closed over the weekend for emergency repairs.

The station was shut throughout Sunday because of 'severe corrosion' to a structure carrying overhead wires.

Network Rail say they have worked as quickly as possible on the repair work.

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Trains are expected to run as normal throughout the morning.

Last ditch talks to avert more rails strikes

The RMT Union says that talks are due to take place Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

Last-ditch talks aimed at averting some of the strikes planned on the railways next week are due to get underway.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has confirmed it will be meeting senior managers from Arriva Rail North and South Western Railway to try to find a solution to the long-running dispute over the role of guards.

A series of strikes is due to be held next week at both companies as well as on Southern, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia.

RMT will enter the talks with South Western Railway and Arriva Rail in good faith and seeking an agreement which guarantees a guard on their trains and protects the safety, security and access of the travelling public.

If we can secure that kind of agreement in Scotland and Wales there is no reason at all why we can't do the same in England.

The union is angry and frustrated that our efforts to get talks back under way with Southern over 20 months into our dispute with the company have been kicked back in our faces when it looked like we were making some progress.

RMT will continue to press all of the rail companies for genuine and meaningful talks in each of the separate disputes over safety and the role of the guard.

– Mick Cash, General Secretary
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