Snow beginning to clear but more may be on its way

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The flurry of snow which fell overnight appears to be melting with most roads and pavements being cleared too.

Bolton Council has been moving particularly fast to clear major areas of the borough. Grit has also been placed on pedestrianised areas and Victoria Square was being cleared this afternoon.

There were travel problems in Bolton this morning, particularly in the Sharples and Breightmet areas as motorists became suddenly caught out and the snow began to stick.

But the local authority has appeared keen to keep things moving, heading off possible criticism over perceived inactivity.

Nevertheless, commuters said they were forced to drive slower than usual because of the conditions and The Gates School in Westhoughton was partially closed - the only school to do so. Key Stage One pupils were told to stay away from school because of the weather.

Rain and snow will continue over the next day or so with temperatures falling as low as minus one but the snowfall is not expected to last.

The weather in Bolton for the rest of the week is forecast to be a mixture of sun and cloud, but temperatures will continue to fall as low as -3.

Light snowfall is expected again on Saturday.

Nick Prebble, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Most places in England will see a good dusting of snow this morning, but a heavier fall will come later in the day."

Do you have pictures of the snow? Send them to pictures@theboltonnews.co.uk

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10:11am Mon 14 Jan 13

Rememberscarborough says...

I think we should have a "Nutter of the day" award. My nomination goes to the driver who went flying down New Hall Lane this morning and then was "surprised" to find out their brakes didn't work on the snow covered ground. It was only sheer luck that they didn't plough in to a group of kids standing on the pavement as their car slewed across the road totally out of control.
I think we should have a "Nutter of the day" award. My nomination goes to the driver who went flying down New Hall Lane this morning and then was "surprised" to find out their brakes didn't work on the snow covered ground. It was only sheer luck that they didn't plough in to a group of kids standing on the pavement as their car slewed across the road totally out of control. Rememberscarborough
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10:12am Mon 14 Jan 13

cosmicma says...

beware of unscrupulous drivers stopped in the middle of the road on steep hills facing downwards on un gritted roads it's a guaranteed whiplash claim knowing you won't be able to stop
beware of unscrupulous drivers stopped in the middle of the road on steep hills facing downwards on un gritted roads it's a guaranteed whiplash claim knowing you won't be able to stop cosmicma
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10:51am Mon 14 Jan 13

C.Morgan says...

I passed a car stopped in the middle of Withins Lane this morning for no apparent reason, and yes my car did skid as I tried to slow down to pass it. Luckily, nothing was coming uphill otherwise this could have resulted in an accident. They earned a well deserved honk of my car horn. Reading the above statement, it does make me wonder now if it was deliberate
I passed a car stopped in the middle of Withins Lane this morning for no apparent reason, and yes my car did skid as I tried to slow down to pass it. Luckily, nothing was coming uphill otherwise this could have resulted in an accident. They earned a well deserved honk of my car horn. Reading the above statement, it does make me wonder now if it was deliberate C.Morgan
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11:47am Mon 14 Jan 13

sunfun says...

This is a non news story? Snow in January! Got to give credit where its due to Bolton councils gritting team, they have done a good job, also the highways agency were all over the motorways last night clearing the snow as it settled.
This is a non news story? Snow in January! Got to give credit where its due to Bolton councils gritting team, they have done a good job, also the highways agency were all over the motorways last night clearing the snow as it settled. sunfun
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2:43pm Mon 14 Jan 13

MalcM59 says...

Why this obsession with a bit of snow ?? - Propogated by the whining headlines in the likes of the Daily Express and breakfast TV, but flames fanned by the BEN. It's winter. It might snow. Deal with it !
Why this obsession with a bit of snow ?? - Propogated by the whining headlines in the likes of the Daily Express and breakfast TV, but flames fanned by the BEN. It's winter. It might snow. Deal with it ! MalcM59
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