The Met Office has warned Merseyside to expect snow and ice this week.
Cold air will return this week bringing the threat of some snow
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.
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.
Temperatures will drop to freezing overnight which will lead to ICE in some areas as Arctic air sweeps the country.
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.
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