MERSEYSIDERS were over the worst of the snow today – but were told to brace themselves for icy conditions as the winter weather continues.
As temperatures dropped below -2°C, ice patches formed last night and people were advised to take extra care if venturing out on the roads today.
Children enjoyed a “snow day” with nearly 200 schools across the region closing early yesterday.
A 16-year-old girl from Merseyside was airlifted to hospital at around 3.40pm with head injuries after reportedly hitting a barbed-wired fence in a snowboarding accident on Parbold Hill.
Today forecasters predicted flurries of snow would fall on and off throughout the day with a continuing easterly breeze.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Although some further slight snowfalls are likely with an inch of fresh snow in a few places, the focus switches to ice, with sub-zero temperatures persisting over existing snow cover for many areas and spreading back into parts of the south-west towards daybreak on Saturday.
“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport during this spell of wintry weather.”