Merseyside blanketed by snow which shuts Liverpool Airport runway and causes travel disruption

Jordan Osman

Merseyside woke up to snow this morning as freezing temperatures gripped the region overnight.

Snow was forecast to fall and the area was placed on yellow severe weather warnings for snow and ice yesterday.

The snow caused Liverpool Airport to shut this morning as workers raced to clear the runway to allow flights to take off.

At this time it is not clear when the runway will re-open and passengers are being urged to check with their airline for more information.

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Slow traffic was reported across the region, there were further delays on the merseyrail network and a bus reportedly crashed into a tree in Upton.

And the wintry weather is set to continue as there are more warnings for snow and ICE are in place until Friday.

Further snow showers are expected through Thursday night and into Friday and the Met Office has warned this could lead to travel delays during the morning rush hour.

The Met Office say: “Further wintry showers are expected through Wednesday morning and motorists have been waned to expect travel delays due to the severe weather.

“Rain and snow is expected to move in from the southwest, moving across England and Wales through Thursday into Friday.

“This is likely to fall as heavy rain at first across the far southwest of England, but as it meets the cold air established over the rest of the country snow becomes more likely.

“There is a chance of 2-5cm of snow for some places, timings are currently uncertain. 10cm is possible in places, though there is uncertainty at this stage on where is most likely to see the greater snowfall accumulations.

“Overnight Thursday into early Friday ice may also become a hazard on any untreated surfaces as temperatures fall below freezing.”

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