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Heavy snow hits St Helens
10:37pm Friday 25th January 2013 in News
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- Up to 10cm have fallen in some areas
- Reports of drivers abandoning cars after becoming stuck
- Bus services halted
- Warning against non-essential travel
- Join in on Twitter by using #sthelenssnow
Thanks for all your Tweets and pictures - we're calling it a night. Website will have updates and stories in the morning.
Anyway, here's how deep it was outside our back door.. about 7 inches http://t.co/QxMW6EXl #sthelenssnow— @DaveyBilo 26 January 2013
Here's that lorry pic.,, not much to see, by was blocking eltonhead road near the Linkway! http://t.co/PQQUfJ7w #sthelenssnow— @DaveyBilo 26 January 2013
Snow flurries have stopped. However, it is more than 10cm deep in some places.
Weather forecasts are that the temperatures will rise during the early hours, bringing the possibilty of heavy rain.
The Met Office has issued a warning for ice.
Driving conditions are treacherous and vehicles have been abandoned overnight in some parts of the town.
Public transport operators will issue bulletins early in the morning over whether there is service disruption.
@sthelensstar Prescot Road, West Park all quiet! #sthelenssnow http://t.co/1ZqxPd1t— @DomRedcliffe 26 January 2013
@sthelenstar #sthelenssnow rainford road http://t.co/XCkLmmI0— @SteKnowles 26 January 2013
@sthelensstar http://t.co/nNrZQ5Ik When the kids are in bed! The parents have all the fun! #stHelenssnow— @Ruthi389 26 January 2013
Jackknifed lorry on Eltonhead Road by the Linkway apparently. Will tweet pic soon #sthelenssnow— @DaveyBilo 26 January 2013
Star readers reporting Piele Road in Haydock is blocked with stranded lorries.
RT @Vickymai6: @sthelensstar The #Abbeypub on Hard Lane #StHelensSnow http://t.co/mPoPrIJo— @kezzaroo7 25 January 2013
@sthelensstar Entrance to the Cemetery, Hard Lane #sthelenssnow http://t.co/2132f7D9— @jonny_frostbite 25 January 2013
RT @akilmurray: Looks terrible on motorways. Go to @sthelensstar website and look at the highway agency cameras at j26/27 at Wigan #sthelenssnow— @ReillyMd 25 January 2013
#sthelenssnow http://t.co/19QVSBKE— @MartynBrunskill 25 January 2013
@sthelensstar #sthelenssnow Vicarage Road http://t.co/fcKrp38V— @robbie7171 25 January 2013
RT @emzz6: @sthelensstar snow plough been up Moss Bank Road again, soon as it cleared, snow covered road again #sthelenssnow— @KifferLamb 25 January 2013
Trains being delayed from Manchester to Liverpool due to a points failure at Earlstown #sthelenssnow— @DaveyBilo 25 January 2013
Arriva will provide an update on their services for tomorrow at 7am Saturday.
RT @_sainthayleigh: @sthelensstar my backgarden #Haydock #sthelenssnow ❄ http://t.co/MjKrbgsk— @sthelensstar 25 January 2013
@akilmurray its almost impossible to drive up the hills in Carr Mill. #sthelenssnow.— @KifferLamb 25 January 2013
RT @akilmurray: Just spoke to a 4x4 driver who is driving around Moss Bank/Carr Mill and has helped five stranded drivers #sthelenssnow #snowhero!— @DaveyBilo 25 January 2013
@sthelensstar #RainfordSnow #SthelensSnow http://t.co/pdOmCLdf— @_Catfox89 25 January 2013
RT @arrivanorthwest: Hi, we're signing off for today. All Merseyside services, including Runcorn, Southport and St Helens have stopped... http://t.co/uoDjkqtH— @CarmelRadio 25 January 2013
All Arriva bus services have stopped after road conditions became too dangerous to operate.
Up to 10cm of snow has fallen across St Helens tonight after a blizzard started at about 8pm. There have been reports of drivers becoming stranded in deep snow.
We'll try to bring you a picture of the unfolding situation tonight.