Wirral council have explained why routes were not gritted before today’s sudden downpour of snow and hail that brought routes across Wirral to a standstill.
There were reports of major traffic problems tonight on Wirral as wintry weather grips the region.
The Met Office has indicated that Merseyside could see snow and ice this week as temperatures plummet.
The weather is expected to be very cold this week on Merseyside.
Wirral and Liverpool was hit by snow today as a weather front clashed with freezing air.
Merseyside could see it’s first significant snowfall as Arctic air puts the region in the freezer.
The milder air that has been above the UK since the start of the year is set to be replaced by much colder air this week.
Strong winds are set to hit Merseyside as 50 mph winds have been forecast to batter the region right through the weekend.
Forecsaters at the Met Office have confirmed that there is an enhanced risk of snow and widespread frost almost anywhere across the UK due to the SSW.
The frosty mornings will stop over the weekend as milder air moves in over the country and replaces the northerly colder air.