Lancashire County Council say roads across East Lancashire will be gritted tonight (24 November) as temperature across some parts are expected to dip below zero.

The gritters will cover priority routes across Ribble Valley, Haslingden, Burnley, Rossendale and Pendle.

The council said: “We have weather predictions of frost/ice and temperatures reaching below zero. We will apply salt to all priority routes.

“Priority routes only cover a third of the highway network and ice patches can develop on treated surfaces caused by water run-off from fields or other sources. Ice is most likely on untreated surfaces.”


A Met Office forecaster said chilly temperatures are in the forecast for North West England.

They said: “Rain will clear to the south this evening leaving a dry night with clear skies. Turning cold under the starry skies with a widespread frost. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

“A cold and crisp day on Thursday. Staying largely dry and sunny for most, although skies may turn a little cloudier at times in the east. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

There is a yellow weather warning in place for the region later this week as strong winds are expected to sweep in.