A bus crashed into the bus station as icy conditions created havoc for drivers and pedestrians.

The incident happened earlier today (Wednesday) at Blackburn bus station, during the morning rush hour. The area had been cordoned off by staff.

The driver is believed to have escaped any serious injuries.

The bus appears to have skidded into the glass panels at the station and was wedged into the doorway used by passengers to embark and disembark the vehicle.

A section of the bus had been badly damaged and the vehicle had not been removed as it might cause further damage to the structure.

The single-deck bus belonged to the Preston Bus company which runs the service. The company said the incident was 'under investigation'.

Lancashire Telegraph: The area had been cordoned off by staff and staff were gritting the paths.

Walkways and paths leading up to the station and nearby Morrisons were also being gritted as shoppers struggled to make their way around the areas.

This week some bus companies have cancelled some services on routes due to the icy conditions.

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Other bus services were running as normal at the station.

Blackburn with Darwen Council said workers were on site quickly.

A council spokesperson said: “Following an incident involving a bus colliding with part of Blackburn bus station, council staff took action to make the area safe for bus station users, and to allow the bus station to continue operating as normal.

"Thanks to their efforts, any disruption to travel has been minimal.

“There is some damage to the glazed façade screens, and the doors to one bus bay – cordons remain in place in this area. Building control officers have been on site this morning and the council is now compiling a schedule of works to repair the damage as swiftly as possible.”

The Met Office has issued weather warnings in parts of the UK following heavy snow yesterday. Sub-zero temperatures are set to continue until Friday.