The Beast from the East hits the North West

Yellow and Amber weather warnings in place over the next few days from the Met. Office for snow in the North West.

Road, rail and air disruption is likely with blizzards at times.

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Snow watch: list of road closures and warnings

Snow is clearly visible on motorway cameras this morning Credit: Highways England


  • M53 between J1 and J3: difficult driving conditions


  • M65 between J1A and J14 A6068: hazardous driving conditions and slow traffic due to snow. Cars are using a single lane
  • Hazardous driving conditions on B6232 between Holcombe Road and M65 J5
  • Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A56 around M65


  • Hazardous driving conditions on M60 around J12 (Eccles Interchange)
  • Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A628 Woodhead Pass

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