The Met Office has warned that up to 10cm of snow could fall across parts of Cheshire during the early hours of Wednesday (March 2) morning, causing 'difficult driving conditions'.

The forecasters have issued a yellow weather alert for snow due to a combination of wet weather and wintry conditions.

The warning covers Cheshire West and Chester, as well as Cheshire East.

A warning issued this morning said: “Showers or outbreaks of rain will turn wintry overnight, with the risk of a more prolonged spell of snowfall late in the night and during Wednesday morning.

“This will give a covering of snow with 1-4 cm possible in places and locally 5-10 cm, these higher accumulations mainly above 200m.

“Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also likely to form.

“Please be aware of some difficult driving conditions and the potential for travel disruption into the Wednesday morning rush hour.”

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