Merseyside warned of power cuts as weather warning for HEAVY hail and snow showers issued

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The Met Office has placed the region on the weather for this morning as heavy hail and snow showers are expected, which could lead to power cuts.

Merseyside is warned that longer journey times by road, bus and train services are likely while some vehicles could become stranded as cold weather grips the region.

Ice is also likely to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads which could lead to some injuries from slips and falls.

Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected due to hail ICE and snow through today.

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The Met Office say: “The showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western and northern Scotland where 2-5 cm of snow is likely to accumulate relatively widely, with some areas, particularly above 150 m, possibly seeing 6-10 cm of snow.

“Elsewhere snow at low levels will be more temporary, with accumulations of 2 to 5 cm likely above 150 m.

“Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow, with temporary blizzard conditions over higher routes.

“The showers will gradually become less frequent and heavy from the south through Monday morning”.

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