WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice expected across North West

Traffic disruption is on the cards

Traffic disruption is on the cards

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Forecasters have issued a severe weather warning to North West residents as snow and ice could lead to treacherous conditions on the region’s roads

The warning will be in place from 5pm tonight to 10pm on Tuesday as rain is expected to move in from the west, falling as snow above 200-300m for a time, giving a risk of temporary snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2cm and perhaps up to 5cm over high ground above 400m.

There will also be a risk of patchy ice where rain, sleet and snow fall on frozen surfaces.

Forecasters warned: “Some localised travel disruption is likely, mainly over high level routes of north Wales and northern England.”