UPDATED: Arctic conditions and snow return with a vengeance
Date published: 28 February 2018
The snowy traffic scene in Coppice this morning
More snow and Arctic conditions have returned to Oldham overnight and today, causing travel and public transport headaches and numerous school closures.
Many Oldham schools are now closed, with the latest being St Anne's C of E primary in Lydgate.
A full list of school closures can be viewed at: www.oldham.gov.uk/winter
There's continuing problems on the Borough's roads, including Huddersfield Road and other in-town routes on Manchester Street and Ashton Road.
Currently a HGV is stuck on Ripponden Road in Denshaw, causing major problems in that area.
Bus routes are becoming increasingly problematic in and around Oldham.
First Buses have not been running in Delph since earlier this morning.
In better news, Metrolink services on the Rochdale line are currently running a good service, though passengers are being warned to be extra careful on platforms and surrounding areas due to the icy conditions.
As forecasters warn of more snow across Oldham, further travel disruption is expected later today.
Snow is anticipated from midday today until midday tomorrow. Hopefully, there will be a brief respite from 5–7pm.
Further moderate showers look to be coming in from the east, from 7pm to midnight tonight, possibly bringing 2–5cm of snow.
After midnight the showers should become lighter.
The Met Office has issued two amber weather warnings - covering mainly parts of Scotland, as well as northern and eastern areas of England.
Yesterday, four people died in crashes during the wintry conditions across England - and hundreds of schools closed.
The cold weather has intensified across the UK - with more snow and overnight temperatures as low as minus ten.
There are warnings not to travel unless it's absolutely necessary.
Gritters and snow ploughs are out and have been working across our area overnight.
Meanwhile, the snow and ice is continuing to cause disruption at Manchester Airport.
Some services have been affected by poor weather at the destination, while others have been left waiting on the ground at Manchester due delays in getting wings de-iced.
A number of flights had been cancelled this morning.
Airport officials have also warned passengers to leave additional time to get to the airport due to potential issues on the road and rail networks caused by the snow.
THE Met Office has issued further warnings as Storm Emma continues to move in from the west.
Named by the Met Office's Portuguese partners, the weather system will batter Britain only days after the ‘Beast from the East’ delivered yesterday and today's snowfall and plunging temperatures.
Yellow warnings for ice and snow have been issued for the north-west on Friday and Saturday.
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