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 day 3: list of road closures and travel disruption

No one was hurt in this crash, but police are warning people about hazardous driving conditions. Credit: Cheshire Police


  • A537 Cat and Fiddle route closed due to snow between Bull-Hill-Lane (Macclesfield) and A54 (Buxton)
  • A54 closed between the Rose and Crown and A537 Cat and Fiddle Route (Buxton)
  • A57 Snake Pass
  • Sugar Lane closed due to ice between Holehouse Lane and Brookledge Lane


  • A628 Woodhead Pass closed due to snow between A57 Mottram Moor and A616
  • Hazardous driving conditions and heavy traffic due to snow on M62 between J20 and J24. Traffic is down to single file in places.

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  • A635 Holmfirth Road closed between A669 Chew Valley Road (Greenfield) and A6024 Woodhead Road
  • No service on Manchester Metrolink between Rochdale Town Centre and Newbold
  • Service suspended on Arriva Trains Wales between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly, and between Chester and Manchester Airport due to shortage of trains because of extra safety inspections
  • Various flights have been cancelled to and from Manchester Airport throughout Thursday because of the severe weather across the UK and mainland Europe. Anyone expecting to fly today should check the status of flights with airlines.


  • Tockholes Road Eastbound blocked, hazardous driving conditions
  • A56 Southbound closed due to accident between M65 J8 and A680 Blackburn Road
  • Service suspended on Transpennine Express between Preston and Edinburgh Waverley, and between Preston and Glasgow Central

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  • Southfield Lane closed due to snow between Delves Lane and Robin House Lane


  • Service suspended on Mersey Ferries at Liverpool due to adverse weather conditions. A replacement bus service is operating between Seacombe and Hamilton Square.

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