SNOW is on the way for Chester and Ellesmere Port, according to the Met Office.

A yellow weather warning covering the Cheshire West area has been issued for Thursday (February 8) and Thursday night.

The warning runs until the early hours of Friday morning (February 9).

A Met Office spokesman said: "Wednesday will be a largely dry and bright day with spells of wintry sunshine and just a small chance of the odd isolated snow shower.

"Turning cloudy and breezy on Thursday as spells of snow gradually spread northwards through the day.

"The snow looks to persist overnight into Friday, but will turn to a mix of rain and sleet at lower levels in the afternoon."

The Met Office has issued guidance on what to expect with the change of conditions;

  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel

Met Office guidance about travelling in snow and ice can be found here.