Snow latest: Horwich and Rivington hit hardest. Bolton bracing itself.

First published in News

People are set to wake up to snow in Bolton as falls begin, bringing a taste of winter to large areas of the borough over the next 48 hours.

Snow began in the north west of Scotland during Saturday evening and moved to other areas north of the border during the night. It began to snow in parts of Bolton around 4pm today.

Rivington and Horwich have seen heavy snowfall. You can tell us of other snowfall areas in the comments below.

Laura Caldwell, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "The snow was expected to move into northern England and as far south as the Midlands during the day."

More falls are expected on Monday. Most of the areas will see between 2cm and 5cm settle while some will see up to 10cm.

The Met Office has a level two weather warning in place until Tuesday covering the whole of England, alerting residents to ice, snow and bitter temperatures.

It said: "This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services."

The cold weather is expected to linger for the rest of the week with the possibility of more snow flurries.

Make sure you check The Bolton News weather service for more details and read our Traffic Alerts.

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4:37pm Sun 13 Jan 13

AdeleTeresa says...

Dear Mr Jack Frost. Please try to stay away from Horwich. And please please do not help the kids have a week off school. I'm begging you on that one. From a Mum who loves her kids but also loves her peace and quiet.
Dear Mr Jack Frost. Please try to stay away from Horwich. And please please do not help the kids have a week off school. I'm begging you on that one. From a Mum who loves her kids but also loves her peace and quiet. AdeleTeresa
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4:47pm Sun 13 Jan 13

xxenigmaxx says...

At the sight of snow everyone goes into panic it wouldn't be so if we all had more faith in our local authorities to be more prepared, sadly evidence speaks volumes the grit bin at the bottom of the road albeit a steep incline one of many is empty. They've had months to prepare for snowfall and still its the same old same old .......
At the sight of snow everyone goes into panic it wouldn't be so if we all had more faith in our local authorities to be more prepared, sadly evidence speaks volumes the grit bin at the bottom of the road albeit a steep incline one of many is empty. They've had months to prepare for snowfall and still its the same old same old ....... xxenigmaxx
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4:48pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Womble says...

That'll be gridlocked traffic in the morning then.
That'll be gridlocked traffic in the morning then. Womble
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5:02pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Count de Monet says...

Two inches of snow and it will be chaos tommorrow. Four inches of snow and the whole of the Bolton area will grind to a halt with no buses running and no bins being emptied.
Two inches of snow and it will be chaos tommorrow. Four inches of snow and the whole of the Bolton area will grind to a halt with no buses running and no bins being emptied. Count de Monet
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5:55pm Sun 13 Jan 13

aardwolf says...

If there are delays it won't be due to Bolton Council. The roads today must be under 2" of grit. Well done so far! Everyone else please stay off the road. Ta.
If there are delays it won't be due to Bolton Council. The roads today must be under 2" of grit. Well done so far! Everyone else please stay off the road. Ta. aardwolf
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8:36pm Sun 13 Jan 13

underwater says...

I saw the gritter out at 2pm this afternoon, so stop moaning. You all have legs so forget your cars and get walking.The exercise and fresh air will do you all good.
I saw the gritter out at 2pm this afternoon, so stop moaning. You all have legs so forget your cars and get walking.The exercise and fresh air will do you all good. underwater
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9:59pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Rob_Inman1993 says...

Bradshaw and Bromley Cross also hard hit with thick snow
Bradshaw and Bromley Cross also hard hit with thick snow Rob_Inman1993
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10:23pm Sun 13 Jan 13

wild one says...

Rob_Inman1993 wrote:
Bradshaw and Bromley Cross also hard hit with thick snow
nowt in bromley cross ya ikkle liar?
[quote][p][bold]Rob_Inman1993[/bold] wrote: Bradshaw and Bromley Cross also hard hit with thick snow[/p][/quote]nowt in bromley cross ya ikkle liar? wild one
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10:56pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Rob_Inman1993 says...

wild one wrote:
Rob_Inman1993 wrote:
Bradshaw and Bromley Cross also hard hit with thick snow
nowt in bromley cross ya ikkle liar?
how is that a lie lol I live in bradshaw and its covered in snow haha
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob_Inman1993[/bold] wrote: Bradshaw and Bromley Cross also hard hit with thick snow[/p][/quote]nowt in bromley cross ya ikkle liar?[/p][/quote]how is that a lie lol I live in bradshaw and its covered in snow haha Rob_Inman1993
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11:19pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Lynn K says...

Stop moaning and enjoy the snow. Take the dog out or have some fun with the kids lets face it they don't get much fun in this day and age. I think we forget that when we were kids the sight of snow first thing in the morning, well lets just say TRY to remember.

Lynn Kendall from Bolton
Stop moaning and enjoy the snow. Take the dog out or have some fun with the kids lets face it they don't get much fun in this day and age. I think we forget that when we were kids the sight of snow first thing in the morning, well lets just say TRY to remember. Lynn Kendall from Bolton Lynn K
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11:57pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Kayj21 says...

I hope it snows so more. so Stop you're whining, no matter what the weather it's either to hot or to cold, the suns to bright or to much cloud, it's to windy or not enough breeze, it's raining to much or we need more rain before we get a hose pipe ban. Let us have some snow even for one day a year. Play outside, or stay in and see other people enjoy themselves. Stop being miserable and enjoy life. I've been prepared for snow for years and not had to use my shovel hardly or put grit down which I bought just one yes ONE tub of grit. Stop panic buying at the sight of one flake of snow. I hate not being able to buy one small loaf of bread or a small carton of milk because everyone has bought 10 lots of each because they have been told snow is on the way. How would you cope if you had to go and live somewhere where it does snow? Yes this country needs to look at how they carry on with day to day things instead of crying. Now why don't a reporter go to Mornington road to find out why fire engines are there and why there are drilling at this time on night. Yes I did rant but its my view.
I hope it snows so more. so Stop you're whining, no matter what the weather it's either to hot or to cold, the suns to bright or to much cloud, it's to windy or not enough breeze, it's raining to much or we need more rain before we get a hose pipe ban. Let us have some snow even for one day a year. Play outside, or stay in and see other people enjoy themselves. Stop being miserable and enjoy life. I've been prepared for snow for years and not had to use my shovel hardly or put grit down which I bought just one yes ONE tub of grit. Stop panic buying at the sight of one flake of snow. I hate not being able to buy one small loaf of bread or a small carton of milk because everyone has bought 10 lots of each because they have been told snow is on the way. How would you cope if you had to go and live somewhere where it does snow? Yes this country needs to look at how they carry on with day to day things instead of crying. Now why don't a reporter go to Mornington road to find out why fire engines are there and why there are drilling at this time on night. Yes I did rant but its my view. Kayj21
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6:26am Mon 14 Jan 13

Boltonlass20 says...

Sorry - heavy snow in Horwich!? Does anyone actually go out and check? We had light showers and its virtually gone now! Another slow news day......
Sorry - heavy snow in Horwich!? Does anyone actually go out and check? We had light showers and its virtually gone now! Another slow news day...... Boltonlass20
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11:30am Mon 14 Jan 13

marco999 says...

I can see Rivington pike from my bedroom window and it looks really nice with the snow, however there isn't as much up there as this report suggests. I'm always amused by all the comments when we get this kind of weather but lets look at it sensibly - It's winter and sometimes we get snow - we just have to deal with it the best we can folks!
I can see Rivington pike from my bedroom window and it looks really nice with the snow, however there isn't as much up there as this report suggests. I'm always amused by all the comments when we get this kind of weather but lets look at it sensibly - It's winter and sometimes we get snow - we just have to deal with it the best we can folks! marco999
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12:19pm Tue 15 Jan 13

VictoriaJane87 says...

Horwich and Rivington hit hardest? Lol there was hardly any snow there and it went pretty **** fast. If Bolton can't cope with this then the council should be ashamed.
Horwich and Rivington hit hardest? Lol there was hardly any snow there and it went pretty **** fast. If Bolton can't cope with this then the council should be ashamed. VictoriaJane87
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2:19pm Tue 15 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

I blame the snow on Morris, I blame him for every thing.
I blame the snow on Morris, I blame him for every thing. boltonnut
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