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Snow warning for Saturday extended to cover Preston and Lancashire

Posted on - 16th March, 2018 - 10:33am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Snowy scene on the Lancaster Canal at Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Snowy scene on the Lancaster Canal at Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A snow warning has been extended to cover Preston and the surrounding areas.

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The Met Office is warning of travel disruption as snow and ice sweeps in during the early hours of Saturday evening.

Temperatures are expected to plummet to minus two overnight in the city from Friday (16 March).

The snow warning is in force from the early hours of Saturday (17 March) to late on the Saturday night.

Between one to three centimetres of snow is forecast.

Read more: Day-by-day weather forecast for Preston through to Monday

The Met Office state: “A band of rain will turn more widely to snow early Saturday morning followed by scattered snow showers through the remainder of the day. These showers may become more prolonged, particularly during the evening. Any melting of lying snow will lead to an ice risk on untreated surfaces on Saturday morning and night.

“Travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel is possible. Some rural communities could become cut off and power cuts may occur. Some injuries from slips and falls are possible on icy surfaces. This warning has been updated to extend the area further west across central England and just into northeast Wales.”

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