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Amazing pictures show Bury village blanketed in snow following spring snowfall

This was the scene in Ramsbottom this morning as a flurry of spring snowfall fell over Greater Manchester.

A blanket of snow covered the Bury village today following a night of freezing temperatures.

Residents were pictured making the most of the wintry weather by building snowmen and sledging.

The weather caused chaos across the region yesterday, with eight people being treated by paramedics following a 10-vehicle crash on the M60.

Snow and ice warnings are in place for parts of the North West until 8am today, with areas in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire and Yorkshire affected.

However, the freezing temperatures and snow are set to make way for clear blue skies on Monday as pub beer gardens finally reopen.

The government's second step of lockdown easing kicks in on April 12, with gyms, non-essential shops and hairdressers joining outdoor hospitality in reopening.

The outlook for Monday remains chilly, with more sunny spells but still the threat of rain and wintry showers.

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