Snow showers sweep across East Lancashire

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Snow flurries began sweeping through East Lancashire this afternoon.

Wintry showers hit parts of Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley for the first time in a wet and windy 2014.

The snow came during rush hour as motorists made their way home from work.

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Snow fell earlier today across the Pennines but further flurries have fallen across lower ground across the region.

A yellow weather warning for snow had been issued by the Met Office for large parts of Lancashire and the North-West as huge areas of southern England continued to be hit by wet weather and floods.

Freezing temperatures could set in overnight and more snow showers are predicted by forecasters.

A warning for ice and widespread frost has also been issued.