Monday's snow: As it happened

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  • Wirral Council announces some schools will remain closed due to the continuing bad weather.
  • The Met Office has advised that Merseyside is set to experience sub-zero temperatures over the next few days.
  • Police warn people to drive with “extreme caution".

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TRAVEL LATEST: Disruption possible to flights to/ from Liverpool John Lennon Airport due to adverse weather conditions elsewhere.

Departing passengers advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.

The airport is open and operational, however snow across the UK and continental Europe is causing delays and cancellations to some flights.

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Another of our Twitter followers, @SinfullyD, sent in this scene of Thingwall this morning...

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Twitter follower @nickipriest sent in this snap from her bedroom window...

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Heswall at dawn, sent in by reader Robert Edge...

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Our reporter Paul Heaps has been out and about taking snaps of snow-covered Wirral... 

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LATEST TRAVEL NEWS: Delays, slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal due to snow on M65 Westbound between J4 A666 Blackburn Road (Darwen / Blackburn South) and J2 M61 J9 (Clayton Brook). Average speed 25 mph. Travel time is 15 minutes.

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A snow Wirral scene sent in by another of our Twitter followers @twinklestar_21...

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Check out this great snowman sent in by our Twitter follower @phillyhudson...

 

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LATEST SCHOOL CLOSURES: Elleray Park School, Wallasey (closing at 1.30pm)

Hillside Primary School, Prenton (closing at 1.30pm)

Kilgarth Primary School, Birkenhead (closing at 1pm)

Meadowside Primary School, Woodchurch (closing at 1pm)

Observatory School, Bidston, (closing at lunchtime)

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SCHOOLS CLOSURES LATEST: Our Lady of Pity Primary School, Greasby, (remaining open but pupils can be picked up from 1.30pm if required).


Rock Ferry Primary School, (closing at 1pm)

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal due to snow on M62 Eastbound between J8 Burtonwood Road and J12 M60 / M602 (Eccles Interchange). Travel time is 45 minutes. Towards Manchester.

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A540 Chester High Road at B5134 Hinderton Road / Quarry Lane. Affecting all local routes in the area.

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SCHOOL NEWS: Most schools in Wirral are open today, however the following remain closed due to problems caused by the weather:

Foxfield School, Moreton

Kingsway Primary School, Wallasey

Stanley School, Thingwall

The decision on whether a school closes or not is one that rests with each individual headteacher. Parents are advised their to check individual school's website for further information.

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Here's someone who has been out enjoying the snow - sent in by reader Helen Hamer...

 

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Morning and welcome to our live snow blog.

We will be keeping you up-to-date throughout the day on the situation.

You can keep in touch by emailing lmarles@wirral-globe.co.uk tweet us using #wirralsnow or call us on 0151 649 4050.

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