Formby is hit by snow and ice
WINTRY conditions continue to affect Formby, with more snow falling yesterday.
Met Office Chief Forecaster Martin Young said: “Many parts will stay icy over the next few days, and there is the continuing risk of some snow at times almost anywhere.
“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.
Sefton Council is 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 today (Tuesday).
Collections are currently scheduled to run as normal today.
Merseyrail trains were said to be running normally despite the snow, while Sefton’s gritting fleet “has been working flat out” in recent days to keep key routes as snow and ice free as possible.
Snowploughs were fitted to all gritters as a precaution and pavements have also been treated in town centres, shopping areas and other sites, according to agreed policy.
Some cleansing staff were also redeployed to help remove snow in some commercial areas across the borough.