Preston has seen an intense downpour of snow during Sunday evening.Advertisement
A Met Office weather warning of snow and ice remains in force for the city.
Roads have been turned white as the snow falls and icy conditions are expected across the city.
Lancashire Police have issued a warning to drivers about the conditions and the M65 has been closed between Junctions 3 to 5 due to the snowfall
Please take care this evening whilst on the roads. Snow has fallen in many parts of the county making some roads impassable.
Remember when driving in snowy conditions to keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be 10 times greater than on dry roads.
— LancsPolice (@LancsPolice) February 11, 2018
Temperatures fell rapidly from late afternoon on Sunday and are expected to stay below freezing until midnight when it goes above freezing.
The yellow weather warning – the lowest level – was covering all of Sunday and has been extended until Monday (12 February) lunchtime.
Monday is expected to dawn bright and with temperatures reaching a high of five degrees at lunchtime.
Prestonians have taken to social media to share their pictures of the white stuff on their street.
This is outside my house pic.twitter.com/MWDAEghEV8
— Rach (@RachIsAGeek) February 11, 2018
Snow! I am so ready for Spring. #Preston #uksnow #Iwantthewarmweathernow pic.twitter.com/O4BGMyeZnc
— Al Bailey (@AlBailey01) February 11, 2018
@blogpreston Well that escalated quickly…. pic.twitter.com/owH6PxsniZ
— Dave (@Bowsy_) February 11, 2018