The M66 is fully open this morning after drivers were forced to abandon their cars overnight due to treacherous snow.
This morning drivers are being warned to take care on untreated roads where ice has formed causing slippy conditions.
Disruption has been caused to bus services across the borough and Accrington and Rossendale College is closed.
There were a number of collisions on the M66 caused by the weather, with reports of gridlocked traffic between the motorway and the A56.
Highways England also reported several abandoned and stranded vehicles due to the snow.
The motorway was congested throughout the evening, but re-opened again just after 1am on Monday.
Vehicles were also stuck on parts of the M65 with emergency gritters called to the area.
Rosso was forced to suspend services on Sunday night due to the heavy snowfall and slippery roads and warned that the majority of their routes today are running on ‘main roads only’.
Posts on Twitter read: “Because of heavy overnight snowfall our network is experiencing difficulties. We currently only serving main roads.
“A team is assessing routes as the morning progresses. We will keep posting updates thoughout the day.”
The Blackburn Bus Company posted on Twitter: “Unfortunately due to hazardous road conditions on Windsor Road we will not be able to serve Knuzden or Stanhill on the 7A.
“All 7 services will operate via Thwaites Road in both directions between Blackburn and Accrington until further notice.”
Accrington and Rossendale College has closed today due to the snow.
A statement on its Facebook page said: “Good morning everyone, due to the heavy snowfall, Accrington and Rossendale College will be closed today (12 February 2018).”
A yellow weather alert warning of snow and ice remains in place throughout morning rush hour until midday.
Hyndburn Police posted on Facebook: “Good Morning. The M65 is now open, and traffic is flowing freely. There’s still a chill in the air, so please drive carefully.”
Forecasters at the Met Office have said there could be heavy hail and snow later on Monday morning, which could affect transport during rush hour.
A statement online said: “Heavy hail and snow showers are expected during Monday morning and will lead to ice and snow accumulating on many surfaces.
“The showers will be heaviest and most frequent across parts of western and northern Scotland.
“Longer journey times by road, bus and train services are likely while some vehicles could become stranded.
“Ice is likely to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads leading to some injuries from slips and falls.”
Weather experts said snow showers this morning may lead to accumulations of snow up to 1cm and over higher ground there could be as much as 2cm to 5cm.
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