Busy road in Pendle closed due to snow

Police are urging motorists to avoid the Hibson Road area of Nelson due to several accidents.

Snowfall has fallen overnight across some parts of East Lancashire and has caused treacherous driving conditions in Pendle and Burnley.

Gritters are on the scene in an attempt to clear the area, but are struggling. Hisbon Road has been closed.

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A spokesman for Nelson, Brierfield and Barrowford Police said on its Facebook page: "Please avoid Hibson Road in Nelson due to several road traffic accidents in the snow causing the road to be blocked.

There is weather chaos in Burnley and Pendle this morning

"Gritter is on scene but struggling to deal wit this - the road is being closed."