Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside braced for Storm Caroline

Picture courtesy of Met Office

Commuters across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside are being warned to expect delays this morning on the roads, rail and trams as Storm Caroline begins to take hold but that’s not the only threat from the weather as we head into the weekend.

Forecasters are predicting strong winds, with some of the UK expected to see gusts of up to 90mph, and heavy rain for much of the area from midnight on Thursday morning all the way through until late on Friday evening (8th December).

In addition to the rain and winds, which could blow tiles off roofs and cause damage to trees, the Met Office has also imposed a Yellow Weather Warning for much of the North West.

That’s due to the threat of snow and ice over the course of the next 48 hours and into the weekend as well with some areas expected to see as much as 20 centimetres of snow, although that is thought to mainly be in Scotland.

Greater Manchester is due to see a dusting of snow, it could even get up to 5-10cm in some higher parts.

As expected the snow, rain and strong winds will have an impact on the roads with high sided vehicles being warned to drive carefully on high, exposed routes including the M62 around Saddleworth Moor.

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