POLICE are warning motorists to avoid the Grane Road due to the snowfall and ice overnight.

Blackburn with Darwen Police posted about the latest incidents on social media this morning.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "The Eastern parts of the county are suffering with significant snowfall this morning particularly over high ground.

"Council gritters are busy on significant routes but side roads remain untreated in many locations.

"Please drive with caution and remember you should only be making essential journeys due to Pandemic Restrictions.

"The Grane Road is currently impassable due to snow, Main routes are passable in Rossendale with the exception of Manchester Road to Clowbridge."