Man dies in snow horror
Reporter: Erin Heywood
Date online: 05 February 2013
A MAN died this morning as snow caused more chaos across Oldham.
The victim died in hospital after being trapped under an overturned lorry near junction 20 at Chadderton on the M60 at around 6.10am.
All three lanes of the motorway were shut anti-clockwise between Hollinwood and Heaton Park. They were reopened at around 8am. Police have released no further details.
Commuters faced a gruelling journey to work: Oldham’s Metrolink services were temporarily suspended, and several local bus routes were diverted or missed entire sections of their routes.
Thirty-nine flights in and out of Manchester Airport were hit while the runways were cleared of snow.
Junction 20 of the M62 at Rochdale was down to one lane for most of the rush-hour due to a breakdown on the roundabout.
The A635 Holmfirth Road was shut due to the heavy snowfall, as were the Woodhead and the Snake passes
Chronicle weatherman Damian Rodgers was quick to assure readers the snow won’t last: “It will turn to rain; there won’t be much more snow. That should be it for snow for the rest of the week.”
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