Snow blankets Merseyside but forecasters warn thaw may bring floods
MERSEYSIDE was hit by another blanket of snow.
Up to four inches of snow fell across the region including south Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire last night.
Gritters were out in force around the Mersey Tunnels as thick snow fell across the city centre.
The severe weather conditions caused the trains to be suspended between Ormskirk and Maghull on the Northern Line and between Hooton and Ellesmere Port and Hooton and Chester.
But temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend to around 4°C bringing with it a thaw that could see a risk of flooding.
Forecasters predict some sunny spells although it will be chilly particularly in the brisk westerly breeze.
A Met Office spokesman said: “The public should be aware of possible hazardous conditions early on Saturday.
“Following clearance of snow or rain, icy stretches will form in many areas, particularly on untreated surfaces.
“On Sunday, heavy rain combined with snow melt could lead to localised surface water and flooding.”
People are advised to check before they travel.