Hundreds continued to feel the effects of Storm Arwen on Monday after what Electricity North West has described as the worst storm since 2015.

Schools were closed and households were left without water and electric after the storm caused a huge amount of damage.

The bad weather hit the county on Friday night with snow falling in Rawtenstall and other parts of Rossendale with heavy rain and strong winds hitting other areas of the county.

Further snow fell across East Lancashire on Sunday and widespread ice formed as temperatures dropped as low as -5c.

On Monday morning, some homes in the BB8 postcode woke up without water, with United Utilities working through the day to try and restore the flow to the taps.

Meanwhile, some people in Clitheroe, Loveclough, Water and Fence were without electricity as a result of the storm.

Customer director and incident manager for Electricity North West, Stephanie Trubshaw said: “The damage caused by Storm Arwen is some of the worst we have ever seen in the North West.

“It’s extremely severe and widespread across the region and that is why we have drafted in further resources from across the country to help tackle the incidents.

“I assure everybody we are doing everything we can, and our teams are working tirelessly to ensure power is restored.”

Repairs to the power network include removing trees from lines, repairing broken lines and poles that were damaged by flying debris and falling trees.

Schools in East Lancashire were closed including Burnley Rockwood Nursery School, Burnley Springfield Community Primary School, Holly Grove School, Brierfield Woodfield Nursery School, Lomeshaye Junior School, Marsden Community Primary School, Reedley Primary School, Trawden Forest Primary School and St John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School.

Bin wagons also struggled to collect households waste in Pendle due to the conditions on smaller roads being too treacherous for the lorries.

A Pendle Council spokesperson said: “Due to the snow, the bin collection crews are only able to access areas where it is safe to do so.

“There may be some delays in collections so please leave your bins out and we will get to you as soon as we can.”

Despite the difficulties faced by the storm, it provided a lot of fun for children and some fantastic opportunities for our camera club members.