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Snowfall set to continue in Merseyside


WINTRY conditions were expected to continue on Merseyside today with light snow forecast.

But with a weekend of snow and sleet as well youngsters have been making the best of the weather by getting out their sledges.

Our photographer captured some families having fun in the snow at Everton Valley yesterday.

And we also had an enthusiastic response to our Facebook and Twitter request for ECHO readers’ preferred sledging spots.

They included Vale Park in Wallasey, Newsham Park, Holt Field in Mossley Hill, Princes Park in Toxteth and Everton Park.

Someone even suggested having a go at sledging in the Mersey Tunnel.

The Met Office has predicted snowfall throughout today with temperatures not getting above freezing.

Martin Young, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: “Many parts will stay icy over the next few days, and there is the continuing risk of some snow at times almost anywhere.”

He added: “Everyone should keep up to date with the latest weather information and plan ahead for possible travel delays and disruption to transport during this spell of wintry weather.”

Forecasters said the chilly conditions look set for the rest of the week as the battle between cold air over the UK and mild air trying to push in from the Atlantic continues. Night frosts and temperatures of not much above freezing during the day mean it’s expected to remain icy for much of the week but the risk of snow should reduce during the middle of the week.

On Friday heavy snowfall meant almost 200 schools across the region closed early.

No schools were expected to be closed today but councils were advising parents to check school websites for updates.

Football matches on Sefton Council playing fields were postponed over the weekend due to the weather conditions.

The council said the decision was taken after discussions with the Southport and District League and Crosby and District League.

Refuse collections in the borough were cancelled on Friday but residents who missed their collections should put bins out for collection tomorrow.

Yesterday there were some delays on bus routes due to the weather .

Travellers were being advised to check the Merseytravel website before starting their journeys. Merseyrail trains were said to be running normally despite the snow.

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