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LIVE BLOG: Grit Watch 2013
Updated 1:47pm Monday 23rd December 2013 in Grit Watch section
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- Welcome to this year's Grit Watch
- Keep up-to-date with all the latest weather and traffic news across East Lancashire
- Alert us to any icy roads, treacherous pavements and empty grit bins you spot in East Lancashire.
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- Tweet us @LancsTelegraph (#LTGrit)
Gritting update: All priority routes in East Lancs to be gritted tomorrow morning from 03:00hrs. http://t.co/OQp36rHayK #lancswinter— @LancashireCC 23 December 2013
RT @LancashireCC: Driving home for Christmas? Remember to check local travel and weather forecasts before you set off http://t.co/QxMkoBhvO…— @Westlancsbc 23 December 2013
Winds are expected to gust up to around 70mph today and tomorrow, with following rain. Hilly areas are expected to bear the brunt of the storms.
And while it might not be a true white Christmas across the area, the Met Office has not ruled out ‘wintry showers’ developing in certain areas, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The temperature could drop to freezing point at times on Wednesday but the outlook is expected to be slightly brighter for Boxing Day, with sunshine and showers predicted on Friday.
Yellow Warning of Rain for North West England : Blackpool, Cumbria & Lancashire valid from 1500 Fri 20 Dec to 2359 Fri 20 Dec— @watch_weather 20 December 2013
This Evening and Tonight:
Heavy rain and strong winds will spread southeast this evening with gales along the coast and in exposed locations further inland. This rain will clear southern parts after midnight, with clear spells and scattered showers following, but remaining windy. Minimum temperature 3 °C.
Sunshine and blustery showers. However, a band of heavy rain will push in during the late afternoon and evening. Windy with gales along coasts and in association with the rain-band. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
BREAKING: Car on side after crash in Hapton http://t.co/csAAVa3XXg http://t.co/ZMUapnSXtj— @lancstelegraph 20 December 2013
With cold weather on the way, you can help keep East Lancs safe by contributing to our Grit Watch campaign. http://t.co/dHUUSIMJ9p #LTgrit— @lancstelegraph 20 December 2013
Today's forecast: A bright morning with scattered showers at first, these gradually easing. However, it will become increasingly cloudy, with wet and windy conditions spreading from the west through the afternoon to reach all parts by the evening. Maximum temperature 9 °C.
Weather Current Conditions : 7C, Partly Cloudy - 8:20 AM GMT Dec. 20 #Lancashire— @LANCASHlRE 20 December 2013
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