MORE than a dozen schools were again closed on Friday – despite the predicted overnight snowfall not falling on Hyndburn.
Closed schools who have asked children and staff not to come in for safety reasons are Rishton Methodist Church, North Cliffe School and Woodnook Primary School.
Overnight temperatures plummeted to minus 10 degrees Celsius and the Met Office is warning that the big freeze is far from over.
Subzero temperatures and snow are predicted for at least two more weeks with a flurry of showers expected over the weekend.
Meanwhile Lancashire County Council is now spending their 25th day in a row salting the county’s main roads - the longest sustained period of continuous gritting ever in Lancashire.
County Councillor Keith Young, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "Salt supplies are now being coordinated nationally by the government because of the major problems caused by the worst winter weather for years right across the UK.
"We are keeping Lancashire moving despite the conditions and in contrast to many parts of the region and the country. We will keep our operation going day and night until the weather eases but with the current supplies of salt our priority remains the main routes through and around the county.
"Our crews are still working hard but we still can't yet divert scarce supplies to refilling grit bins and dealing with side roads, until we can be completely sure we're not jeopardising the safety of the main roads."
This year’s wintry weather has so far been worse than last year’s conditions which brought many parts of the UK to a halt.
Although the main roads around Lancashire are being kept salted the advice to road users is to seriously consider if your journey is necessary and not to take unnecessary risks.
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