Gritters ready to tackle snow in Warrington

A cyclist braves the worse of the weather at Sankey Valley

These tots were out having fun in Great Sankey

These tots were out having fun in Great Sankey

Motorists on Cromwell Avenue

First published in News

COUNCIL bosses say around 1,500 tonnes of grit are in stock ahead of today's snow.

Some light snow fell on Thursday night and it has started to fall more heavily across the town this morning.

Bin routes are running as normal and all schools in Warrington have opened.

Although children at Great Sankey High School have just been sent home for the day

Gritters have been sent out and about and the heaviest snowfall is expected between 2pm and 5pm.

Network Warrington has also announced there is currently no delays to its bus services in the town. 

Virgin trains has just announced that all ticket restrictions will be lifted for the remainder of the day, although it hopes to run its full service of trains.

Northern Rail is advising passengers to check before travelling today. A spokesman said they expect there to be a normal service but visit http://www.journeycheck.com/northernrail before travelling.

We will have updates on the weather throughout the day.

This picture of The Halliwell Jones Stadium has been tweeted.

Warrington Guardian:

You can e-mail your pictures of the snow to newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk or text them to 80360, start your message with Warrington News. Or you can tweet us @warringtonnews

Warrington Chamber of Commerce has tweeted in this picture of the snow at their Westbrook office.

Warrington Guardian:

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10:26am Fri 18 Jan 13

Saysitasitis says...

OMG....it's the end of civilisation as we know it...
Stock up on food for at least 2 months...
Why is it now-a-days, we can't cope with anything...
Snow, rain, wind, even sunny days...
Warnings galore...
What we need, everyday is a slightly overcast day, about 18 deg C, a light breeze and a bit of overnight drizzle to water the plants..
Though the Met Office would still issue warnings about that to...
Get a grip Britian...!
OMG....it's the end of civilisation as we know it... Stock up on food for at least 2 months... Why is it now-a-days, we can't cope with anything... Snow, rain, wind, even sunny days... Warnings galore... What we need, everyday is a slightly overcast day, about 18 deg C, a light breeze and a bit of overnight drizzle to water the plants.. Though the Met Office would still issue warnings about that to... Get a grip Britian...! Saysitasitis
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11:07am Fri 18 Jan 13

moleogod says...

already been out to the dentist today. its just a bit of snow.
already been out to the dentist today. its just a bit of snow. moleogod
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7:59pm Fri 18 Jan 13

pablo100 says...

if everyone drove slower and at a safer distance accidents wouldnt happen and people could go about as normal but they dont
if everyone drove slower and at a safer distance accidents wouldnt happen and people could go about as normal but they dont pablo100
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