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Traffic chaos after wintry weather hits East Lancashire

COMMUTERS have experienced long delays across East Lancashire this morning due to the wintry weather.

Slow and heavy traffic was reported on the M65 because of snow, with journeys taking an estimated 15 minutes longer than usual.

Drivers reported problems eastbound between Junction 10 at Padiham and Junction 12 at Brierfield, and said snow was also causing delays towards Nelson and Colne.

There were also delays in Pendle's towns and villages due to icy conditions on the roads.

Slow traffic and hazardous driving conditions because of ice caused tailbacks down Montague Street in Blackburn.

Hazardous driving conditions due to ice and snow also affected vehicles in Burnley Road, Bacup, and Chapel Lane in Ramsbottom, with motorists advised to approach these routes with care.

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10:30am Mon 5 Dec 11

ladysal says...

I have no idea about the conditions elsewhere in East Lancs, but ice causing issues on Montague Street? Unless this is a reference to the relatively short lived hail shower at around 8.30, what ice? The temperature was far enough above freezing by 6am for ice not to be an issue.....
I have no idea about the conditions elsewhere in East Lancs, but ice causing issues on Montague Street? Unless this is a reference to the relatively short lived hail shower at around 8.30, what ice? The temperature was far enough above freezing by 6am for ice not to be an issue..... ladysal
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10:40am Mon 5 Dec 11

useyourhead says...

ladysal wrote:
I have no idea about the conditions elsewhere in East Lancs, but ice causing issues on Montague Street? Unless this is a reference to the relatively short lived hail shower at around 8.30, what ice? The temperature was far enough above freezing by 6am for ice not to be an issue.....
sshhh, why ruin a good story lol.
[quote][p][bold]ladysal[/bold] wrote: I have no idea about the conditions elsewhere in East Lancs, but ice causing issues on Montague Street? Unless this is a reference to the relatively short lived hail shower at around 8.30, what ice? The temperature was far enough above freezing by 6am for ice not to be an issue.....[/p][/quote]sshhh, why ruin a good story lol. useyourhead
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1:25pm Mon 5 Dec 11

A Darener says...

1/3mm of "snow" and the country comes to a halt yet again!!!!!!!!!
Heaven help us if we lived in a country that actually got snow for months at a time.
1/3mm of "snow" and the country comes to a halt yet again!!!!!!!!! Heaven help us if we lived in a country that actually got snow for months at a time. A Darener
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2:01pm Mon 5 Dec 11

everywhere is sh1t says...

i was on the m65 at 9 this morning,where have the gritters gone ,the motorway between burnley and colne was sheet ice
i was on the m65 at 9 this morning,where have the gritters gone ,the motorway between burnley and colne was sheet ice everywhere is sh1t
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4:34pm Mon 5 Dec 11

Izanears says...

Let us have no excuses. Every weather forecast from lunchtime on Sunday warned about snow and ice etc. The A6068 )Barrowford to Padiham bypass was like a skating rink this morning. Someones head should roll.
Let us have no excuses. Every weather forecast from lunchtime on Sunday warned about snow and ice etc. The A6068 )Barrowford to Padiham bypass was like a skating rink this morning. Someones head should roll. Izanears
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8:06am Tue 6 Dec 11

GAC says...

out walking the dog last night and the main road running from bacup to rochdale was as bad as the side streets in shawforth, yet again LCC show how inept they are.
out walking the dog last night and the main road running from bacup to rochdale was as bad as the side streets in shawforth, yet again LCC show how inept they are. GAC
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5:11pm Tue 6 Dec 11

whymeagain says...

LCC who? Every year same old same old they do nothing to help our roads to keep moving.Geoff driver and co are only bothered about them selfs and all they can srew out of the expenses coffers (to line there own pockets,what 85k expense last year was it?) to care about what actually happens in Lancashire.
Its all job's for the boys!!!
LCC who? Every year same old same old they do nothing to help our roads to keep moving.Geoff driver and co are only bothered about them selfs and all they can srew out of the expenses coffers (to line there own pockets,what 85k expense last year was it?) to care about what actually happens in Lancashire. Its all job's for the boys!!! whymeagain
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