Snow set to hit Lancashire as yellow weather warning issued by Met Office

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Snow, sleet and rain is set to hit Lancashire this week, prompting the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning.

A band of rain, sleet and snow will push north on Thursday (February 8) bringing up to 2cm snow at lower-levels.

2-5cm is predicted on ground above 200m, and perhaps as much as 10-20cm above 400m.

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Forecasters have warned this could bring travel delays as the chance of power cuts and disruption to other services such as mobile phone coverage.

A yellow weather warning covering all of Lancashire has subsequently been issued by the Met Office.

The warning will be in place from 3am on Thursday until 3am on Friday (February 9).

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "The snow will ease later in the day, and may turn back to rain or drizzle, especially in the south and east of the area.

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"There is some uncertainty with respect to the rain/snow boundary, and the northern limit of the snow, and so details may change in the coming days as confidence increases in these aspects."

What should I do if I'm planning to travel?

Snowy, wintry weather can cause delays and make driving conditions dangerous, so to keep yourself and others safe:

  • Plan your route, checking for delays and road closures, amending your travel plans if necessary.
  • If driving, leave more time to prepare and check your car before setting off.
  • Make sure you have essentials packed in your car in the event of any delays (warm clothing, food, water, a blanket, a torch, ice scraper/de-icer, a warning triangle, high visibility vest and an in-car phone charger).

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