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  1. School closures in Oldham and Lancashire
  2. Icy roads causing rush-hour problems
  3. Updates on Friday 30 January 2015

Live Reporting

By Nafeesa Shan

All times stated are UK

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Nafeesa Shan

BBC News

That's all for the weather updates for now, but we will return if the snow and ice cause further disruptions later.

Thanks everyone for your pictures and stories.

Time waits for snowman

Andy Watkinson made this snowman last night, "[I] don't think he will last long".

Andy Watkinson

Weather forecast for Lancashire

This is the breakdown of today's weather predictions for central Lancashire.

BBC Weather forecast for Preston

BBC Weather reports there will be a scattering of wintry showers, especially this afternoon, but generally fewer than Thursday. Snow mainly confined to hills, with sleet at lower levels.

Train line reopened

BBC Travel North West

Merseyrail has confirmed the Southport and Hunts Cross line has now reopened, after trains were suspended due to frozen snow on the lines.

Ducks are no chickens

Manchester Fire

tweets: Should we warn these ducks about the dangers of ice? #Quackers #snowday #Snowmageddon2015 #ducksonice

Ducks on ice

Weather forecast for Manchester

Here is

BBC Weather's hour-by-hour breakdown of today's weather conditions in Manchester.

Weather forecast Manchester

It will be another cold feeling day, especially in the brisk north-westerly wind. A scattering of wintry showers, especially this afternoon, but generally fewer than Thursday.

Be careful on the roads

BBC Travel

In Lancashire, there are hazardous driving conditions in some rural areas and on high grounds causing congestion and delays.

But there are no major incidents to report on the roads.

A winter wonderland

If you want to know what it's like up in the hills, take a look at this photo from Sue Baron in Grotton, a village north of Mossley up above Oldham.

Thanks for the photo.

Snow on tree in Grotton
Sue Baron

Roads off A56 affected by snow

NW Motorway Police

tweets: Lancs NWMPG patrol reporting that the A56 Edenfield Bypass itself is OK, but the roads off the A56 are badly affected by snow.

Find a gritter near you

BBC Travel North West

Wondering where all the gritters are?

This link shows a real-time map with the locations of all gritters across the Cheshire East council area.

Council gritter
Getty Images

More train delays

BBC Travel, North West

Train lines between Liverpool South Parkway and Hunts Cross are blocked due to frozen snow, suspending services.

Replacement bus services are operating and Merseyrail train tickets are being accepted for these journeys.

More school closures in Lancashire

More than 30 schools in East Lancashire are now closed due to the snow and icy conditions.

There are four schools with delayed openings. Click

BBC Radio Lancashire's Facebook page for the full list.

Snake Pass closed

BBC Travel reports the Snake Pass is closed in both directions between the Royal Oak Inn, Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir, because of snow.

Snake Pass
chris morgan/ geograph uk

Minor tram delays

There are minor delays to the Bury to Altrincham Metrolink service due to an earlier incident at Trafford Bar,

Transport for Greater Manchester said.

Police attending crash scene

Here's another photograph from

the accident on the M62 near J5 at Huyton which is causing major rush hour delays this morning.

M62 accident
Mark Warren

Thanks to Mark Warren for

tweeting us.

Problems on the buses

There are a number of disruptions on bus routes in Greater Manchester.

Routes and services in Bury, Manchester, Oldham and Tameside are affected, click

here for further details.

Stone snowballs 'thrown at gritters'

Steve Becker

BBC Radio Lancashire

Police are investigating after snowballs containing stones and rocks were thrown at council workers clearing snow in Blackburn.

Council gritters
Getty Images

It happened in the Whalley Range area of the town, as a gritting team was trying to clear local roads.

Councillor Jim Smith, who has responsibility for the environment, described it as a reckless act.

Broken-down vehicle causing congestion

BBC Travel

A broken-down vehicle is causing congestion on the M60 at J16 Pendlebury and J17 Prestwich. Congestion is reported to J13, A572 (Worsley)

Snow in Cheshire

Tom Mullen

BBC News

I'm reporting from the BBC's offices in Merseyside. There's been little snow overnight in Liverpool, but Cheshire has had plenty.

Snow in Congleton

Here's how things were looking in Congleton this morning.

Oldham school closures

Several schools are closed across Greater Manchester again today after fresh snow in the region overnight.

At least 20 are closed in Oldham. Full details on the

Oldham council website

Snowy start

Alexander Lever has

tweeted this picture of fresh snow in Altrincham.

Snow in Altrincham
Alexander Lever

Lancashire school closures

Twenty-two schools are closed in East Lancashire due to the snow and icy conditions.

There are three delayed school openings.

Listen to BBC Radio Lancashire or check
the council website for the full list.

Frosty morning

Nafeesa Shan

BBC News

We're back again today to give you news, travel and weather updates about the snow and ice in the North West.

If you have any pictures to share or know of any problems please get in touch by emailing