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Monday's snow: As it happened
7:36am Monday 21st January 2013 in News
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- Snow affects rush hour trips to work
- Town worse hit than on Friday
- Cardinal Newman High School in Latchford is closed
- Four schools in total closed
- Network Warrington tells bus passengers to expect delays
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Fortunately, the weather has now calmed down and all the main roads are clear for the rush hour drive home.
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Linda Fox has sent this picture of a winter's scene in Penketh today.
Thanks to @WarringtonBC for keeping our roads clear and safe #warringtonsnow— @WarrWestNPU 21 January 2013
#SLsnowman, No snow here in Texas, best I can do is recuit one of our US relatives to a Warrington Wolves supporters. http://t.co/w6fLs7nj— @klassickoi 21 January 2013
Children at St Stephen's Primary School in Orford were out playing in the snow.
Our warrington snow is nothing compared to rochdale— @abbietudge 21 January 2013
Doesn't the newly refurbished Price Tower look lovely in the snow - http://t.co/vtmhyeF0— @ChesterAlumni 21 January 2013
Dog walkers enjoying the snow may have seen a robbery in Latchford this morning.
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Photographer Ian Park took this shot of a Royal Mail van taking care on the roads this morning.
The snow has already threatened Warrington Wolves' testimonial game with Wigan on Saturday.
The benefit game for Ben Westwood comes a week before the start of the new Super League season.
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Snow even makes Warrington look good http://t.co/7xL3216C— @AlexRichards18 21 January 2013
Dan Warren took this picture of the ducks on Enfield Park in Cinammon Brow.
whats the snow like in warrington anyone>? starting to get a bit concerned that im gonna get stranded in the train station tonight haha!— @jaykinsey4 21 January 2013
Megan Hoarty has sent us this picture of a tree full of snow this morning.
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Snow stops in warrington & school decide to send kids home! logic!!!!!!!— @mod234 21 January 2013
And he took this picture of a pedestrian battling against the snow.
Guardian photographer Ian Park has been out and about taking pictures this morning.
lots of #Bikeability going ahead today in Manchester, Newcastle, Warrington and Merseyside despite the snow!— @BikeRightUK 21 January 2013
Warrington at 6AM this morning #snow #winter #msn #msnnews http://t.co/wjLuuW3v— @keelyt90 21 January 2013
Sycamore Lane Primary School says parents can pick children up from 1.30pm again today.
It will remain open until 3.15pm and parents are warned not to park in the school grounds.
GARY McGrory send us this picture of himself and his daughter Eve, aged two, in Culcheth.
Gritters have been out again this morning following the snowfall overnight say Warrington Borough Council.
The council had a snow forecast for yesterday lunch time and all main and secondary routes were treated yesterday and footways around schools were also treated.
Gritting and clearing is now ongoing at high use areas and around schools as well as roads due for bin collections tomorrow.
Careful driving is recommended in rural areas across the town, particularly in hilly places which are untreated.
A spokesman added: "We are continuing to monitor local conditions with help of our front line inspectors and street services crews and the forecast is also being monitored. Snow is expected to stop later this morning."
Interim council chief executive says gritters were out and about on Sunday before the snow started and are back on duty today.
"It is not easy but the council is working hard to keep the town moving", he said.
Service 31 will not be able to serve the Clifford Road Estate in Penketh due to bad road condition the service 31 will stay on Warrington Rd— @NetwkWarrington 21 January 2013
Service 8/9 will be terminating at pilmoss lane due to bad road conditions at hatton terminus— @NetwkWarrington 21 January 2013
St Gregory's Catholic High School in Westbrook will be finishing early today at 2pm.
#winter #winterwonderland #snow #warrington http://t.co/8gvqYHB2— @nina201083 21 January 2013
WARRINGTON Hospital has said things are 'business as usual today' after no significant problems in A&E over the weekend.
Advice to patients who are worried about travelling is to be safe and let the hospital know if you can not attend an outpatient appointment or procedure by calling the number on your appointment letter.
A spokesman said: "We’ll be able to rearrange your appointment easily for you. "If you are coming to the hospitals, our estates team are making sure that our roads and paths are as clear as possible but do please take extra care on site - especially on the car parks and when entering the buildings."
John Geraghty sent this picture while walking in Orford Park with his wife and dog.
Council workers have been out and about gritting footpaths as the snow comes down
THE Tim Parry Community Centre, Wroxham Road, Great Sankey will be closed today and tomorrow due to the weather.
Our garden in Grappenhall. #warringtonsnow http://t.co/ddDfvn9J— @twinklewoo 21 January 2013
to much sun its a heatwave, no water its a drought, its snowing everything shuts down. think warrington needs to calm down, its abit of snow— @kateboden12 21 January 2013
Loving the #snow at #UOC #warrington campus. The place looking like @ Chester University (Warrington Campus) http://t.co/fGDY0VC2— @markhoddell 21 January 2013
Ashley Rawes sent us this picture this morning.
Clr Chris Vobe has sent in this picture of Culcheth Park this morning.
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My God there is a lot of snow and ice in Warrington and now the neigbours are starting to kick off! http://t.co/bt81n2Q6— @steve6394 21 January 2013
Appleton Thorn Primary School is the latest to close
Ryan Wilford sent in this wintery picture of Warrington Town Hall this morning.
A little bit of #snow and chaos reigns on the M62 at Warrington!— @flyinglawyer73 21 January 2013
Katy Block sent us this picture of 'Narnia' like Bank Park this morning.
expect delays across the network due to the weather conditions all services are running at the moment— @NetwkWarrington 21 January 2013
Appleton school Broomfields Primary and The Cobbs Infant have both reported they are closed for the day.
The upper school at Bridgewater High School in Appleton is open today.
But school head teacher Tim Long says the lower school is closed - although they hope to open later.
"Met office expects no snow to fall in warrington" What's all this outside..?— @CarmenLi8 21 January 2013
Snow in Warrington. Hasn't stopped! #uksnow http://t.co/AvL6y6SC— @murftv 21 January 2013
Samantha Bennett has sent us this wintery scene in Cinammon Brow
We have the first school closure of the day - Cardinal Newman in Latchford.
More like it is this picture from Ron Saunders in Locking Stumps.
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Not everyone is struggling in the snow. Former Latchford resident Eddie Carey sent this picture of his family enjoying 32c weather in their home in the Gold Coast, Australia.
Bet they miss the winter weather really....
Both Priestley College and Warrington Collegiate say they will be opening as normal today.
Network Warrington is reporting that all services are running as normal at the moment
Even Warrington looks nice in the snow!— @abii_jones 21 January 2013
Just to show the forecasters don't get it right all the time, here is the verdict at 6pm yesterday, Sunday.
"The latest Met Office forecast for our area shows snow all around us but at this time they don't predict much snow for Warrington."
Here are some pictures sent in over the weekend.
William and Charlotte enjoying the snow in Culcheth
We will start with a weather update this morning.
Snow started around 9pm in Warrington last night and is likely to linger throughout today, until 6pm at least.
The heaviest snow is forecast for this morning
Morning and welcome to our live snow blog.
We will be keeping you up-to-date throughout the day on the situation.
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