Liverpool and surrounding areas see heavy snow fall

Posted on 17 January 2024
By George Morris
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With a flurry of heavy snow having recently fallen here in Liverpool, many were woken by wintery landscapes earlier this week. Others were met by heavy disruption as the Met Office have released weather warnings over the recent snow.

Snow started to fall in the early hours of yesterday morning and continued till around half past eight. It was reported that some businesses struggled to open this morning due to the snow blocking entrances.

It has been reported that approximately six inches of snow fell over Liverpool yesterday with more snow due to come in the following days.

School closures have also been implemented across Liverpool as the conditions become hazardous. Some cars were abandoned on certain roads across the city as the road conditions worsened through the early hours of the morning.

Sefton Park seemed to be busy with kids enjoying the first snowfall of the year. With school closures, adults may struggle to find day care for their children so this week may prove difficult for some families.

On a more positive side of things, some beautiful images came out of Liverpool yesterday morning with some of our most famous monuments being snapped in their snowy conditions. One great shot was of the Beatles statue on the dock, another included a snowy picture of St George’s Hall.

Seven vehicles from the City Council’s gritting team were out in force trying to get the roads back into better conditions. The Council have also released a statement on where people can find grit bins in their local areas, this is to help cover high foot-fall pavements in those areas.

The Police and council are still releasing warnings for people to take extra care on the roads and leave with plenty of time to get to their destinations. Some public transports are still dealing with major delays and cancellations.

If you had yesterday off due to the weather, or any subsequent snowy days, please enjoy the weather with family and friends but please be careful making your way around Liverpool and surrounding areas.