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.
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.
Pictures showed the scene of a dramatic crash on the M53.
The sudden downpour of hail lead to difficult driving conditions on the M53, with many witnesses describing it as an ice rink.
Flashes of lightning, air temperature dropping, insanely loud bangs and heavy hail storms.
This is unbelievable..
It’s looking cold on the seafront..
Merseyside is on alert for storms TODAY.. But Sunday could see some warmer weather.
Substantial damage was caused and several people were injured in the storm, with fallen trees blocking roads.