Snow blizzards causing chaos across Bolton
2:10pm Friday 18th January 2013 in News
SNOW blizzards have started in Bolton following forecasts of heavy snowfall.
Bolton Council gritters were out throughout the night preparing for treacherous conditions and have been drafted out to areas most impacted by the snow, including Belmont Road and Scout Road.
Parklee Community School in Wardour Street in Atherton has closed the nursery section due to a heating problem. Church Road Primary School in Smithills and St Mary's School in Horwich are both closing.
More schools across Bolton have closed after initially braving the elements.
University of Bolton closed at 12pm.
Yesterday Leverhulme Primary School in Breightmet made the decision not to open the school.
Buses have reported problems travelling across town. Maytree Travel has reported major disruption on the 570 service. Buses will not be stopping at estates in Great Lever or Sutton. Diversions will be made via Hulton Lane.
No problems have been reported on rail services.
The RSPCA has been forced to cancel a drop-in session on Tuesday due to the weather - appointments made by around 30 people have been cancelled.
Most of the country is affected by snow today, with those particularly at risk of snowfall and blizzards including parts of North West England, Wales and the West Midlands.
Snowfall is expected to take place today and on Monday.