A WARNING has been issued for snow and ice until midnight today.

The Met Office issued the warning after predicting temperatures to drop to potential lows of -4°C with widespread frost expected.

East Lancashire is likely to see snow fall throughout Friday until midnight.

In response meteorologists have issued a yellow alert meaning that some transport services are likely to be effected while people must take care to avoid slips and falls on icy surfaces.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Icy stretches are likely to form perhaps leading to some disruption to travel with snow falling for some places.

"Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

"Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

"Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

"Anyone travelling on the roads is advised to take care."

It comes days after the Lancashire Telegraph reported from ambulance officials about a warning to be careful with venturing out for slips and falls.

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