Monday's snow: As it happened

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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

4:07pm

Thanks for getting involved in our live snow blog today.

Fortunately, the weather has now calmed down and all the main roads are clear for the rush hour drive home.

You can still send us pictures to newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk or text 80360 with the key word Warrington News or tweet #warringtonsnow.

3:41pm

Linda Fox has sent this picture of a winter's scene in Penketh today.

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3:25pm

Children at St Stephen's Primary School in Orford were out playing in the snow.

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2:44pm

Dog walkers enjoying the snow may have seen a robbery in Latchford this morning.

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2:29pm

Want to know what the weather has in stall for the rest of the week?

You can view our seven day forecast here

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/li/weather.in.Warrington/

2:27pm

Photographer Ian Park took this shot of a Royal Mail van taking care on the roads this morning.

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1:53pm

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.

Full story here

1:31pm

1:30pm

Dan Warren took this picture of the ducks on Enfield Park in Cinammon Brow.

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12:59pm

12:52pm

Megan Hoarty has sent us this picture of a tree full of snow this morning.

You can e-mail pictures to newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk, tweet us #warringtonsnow or text 80360, starting your message Warrington news.

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And he took this picture of a pedestrian battling against the snow.

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12:29pm

Guardian photographer Ian Park has been out and about taking pictures this morning.

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12:02pm

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.

12:01pm

GARY McGrory send us this picture of himself and his daughter Eve, aged twoWarrington Guardian: , in Culcheth.

11:54am

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."

11:51am

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.

 

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11:37am

St Gregory's Catholic High School in Westbrook will be finishing early today at 2pm.

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11:19am

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."

11:08am

John Geraghty sent this picture while walking in Orford Park with his wife and dog.

 

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11:04am

Council workers have been out and about gritting footpaths as the snow comes down

11:01am

THE Tim Parry Community Centre, Wroxham Road, Great Sankey will be closed today and tomorrow due to the weather. 

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10:04am

Ashley Rawes sent us this picture this morning.

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9:44am

Clr Chris Vobe has sent in this picture of Culcheth Park this morning.

Don't forget, you can e-mail your pictures newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk or tweet using #warringtonsnow or text 80360, starting your message Warrington News.

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9:39am

Appleton Thorn Primary School is the latest to close

9:20am

Ryan Wilford sent in this wintery picture of Warrington Town Hall this morning.

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8:59am

Katy Block sent us this picture of 'Narnia' like Bank Park this morning.

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8:45am

Appleton school Broomfields Primary and The Cobbs Infant have both reported they are closed for the day.

8:40am

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.

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Samantha Bennett has sent us this wintery scene in Cinammon Brow

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8:22am

We have the first school closure of the day - Cardinal Newman in Latchford.

8:16am

More like it is this picture from Ron Saunders in Locking Stumps.

You can e-mail yours to newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk

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8:10am

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....

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8:09am

Both Priestley College and Warrington Collegiate say they will be opening as normal today.

7:58am

Network Warrington is reporting that all services are running as normal at the moment

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7:51am

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." 

Hmm

7:44am

Here are some pictures sent in over the weekend.

William and Charlotte enjoying the snow in Culcheth

Warrington Guardian:

7:40am

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

7:38am

Morning and welcome to our live snow blog.

We will be keeping you up-to-date throughout the day on the situation.

You can keep in touch by emailing newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk tweet us using #warringtonsnow or text 80360, start your message Warrington news

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