LIVE: Wirral gripped by heavy snow fall

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Twitter user spiritedlydave sent us these great pictures of snowy scenes in Birkenhead Park...Wirral Globe:

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A snowy scene in Spital...

 

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COUNCIL UPDATE: Wirral Council says bin collections are being carried as much as is possible according to schedule today, however due to the current weather conditions, it is likely some locations will be inaccessible to crews: “If your due collection doesn’t take place today, Biffa will make every effort to collect it as soon as it is practicable and safe to do so. “

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the Wirral Way blanketed in snow...

 

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A wintery West Kirby promenade...

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A very snowy Birkenhead Park, snapped by our very own reporter Craig Manning...

 

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AIRPORT NEWS: Both Liverpool and Manchester airports say it’s “business as usual” apart from a few “minor delays.”

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TRAFFIC LATEST: Average speed on the M53 is currently reduced to 25mph after an accident near Chester.

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COUNCIL LATEST: Due to severe weather all Wirral Council parks football pitches will be closed this weekend.

For more information, or to enquire about booking a Council-run football pitch in the future, please call 0151 606 2293.

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NHS North West has sent out the following health advice as the snow falls hard:

  • Older people and those who have long-term conditions should keep taking their medication and have sufficient supplies so that they don’t need to go out for more during the cold spell. 
  • Onky use 999 for life-threatening and urgent conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and serious accidents.
  • Anyone with a common complaint or non-life-threatening condition should contact their GP, dial NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 / NHS111 or go and see their local pharmacy for advice and help.
  • Make sure your medicine cabinet is stocked up with common remedies and a first aid kit.
  • Use paracetamol if you have a temperature caused by coughs, cold and flu.
  • Paracetamol can abe used for pain relief for complaints such as earache, stomach ache, sore throats, general aches and sprains.
  • Check on neighbours to make sure they are safe and well.I
  • If you are clearing your path of ice and you have an elderly neighbour, clear theirs at the same time.
  • Draw your curtains at dusk and keep your doors closed to block out draughts.
  • Have regular hot drinks and at least one hot meal a day if possible. 
    •   Wear several light layers of warm clothes (rather than one chunky layer).
    •   Keep as active in your home as possible.
    •   Wrap up warm and wear shoes with a good grip if you need to go outside.
  • Keep your main living room at around 18-21°C (65-70°F), and the rest of the house at least 16°C (61°F). 

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Irby Primary School: Closed from 1.15 pm

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Bedford Drive Primary School: Closed from 1 pm

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Christchurch CE Primary School, Birkenhead: Closed from 12.30

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Hayfield School: Closed all day

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Gayton Primary School: Closed from 1.15 pm

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St Werburgh’s Primary School: Closed from 1pm

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Church Drive Primary School: Closed from 2 pm

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Stanton Road Primary School: Closed from 1.15 pm

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South Wirral High School: closed all day

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Millfields C of E Primary - Eastham - closed from 1.30pm

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St Andrews Primary - Bebington - closed from 1pm;

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Bidston Avenue Primary - closed from 1.15pm;

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Wirral Council has announced that due to the bad weather the following schools will be closing early today...

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