Warning over road ice for Merseyside drivers

Snow in Victoria Park, Widnes
Image caption Snow has fallen across most of Merseyside and Cheshire

Drivers are being urged to take care on Merseyside's roads as sub-zero temperatures create ice patches following snowfall.

The Met Office warned roads could be affected by ice as it forecast temperatures as low as -5C and more snow flurries in Cheshire.

Light snow is forecast across Merseyside until Tuesday.

More than 100 schools closed early on Friday because of snowfall across Merseyside and Cheshire.

A teenage girl from Merseyside remains in hospital with serious head and back injuries after crashing into a barbed wire fence while snowboarding near Parbold Hill, Lancashire on Friday.

More snow is forecast across Merseyside from Sunday to Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Although some further slight snowfalls are likely, with up to 2cm of fresh snow in a few places, the focus switches to ice with sub-zero temperatures persisting over existing snow cover for many areas [of the North West]."

Merseyrail said its train services are running normally following delays on Friday.

At Liverpool John Lennon Airport flights are running as normal and staff are clearing the runways.

Passengers are being advised to check with their airlines before they fly.

All football matches due to be played on council playing fields in Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens and Wirral have been postponed.

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