I freely admit: I don’t really “get” hills. The snow this week has been a bit of a nuisance to me, living in a flat place and commuting to a flat place, but generally I’ve been leaving on time and arriving on time. Things haven’t been as seamless for people living and travelling in the more hilly parts of the county though, where snowfall has been heavier. Saddleworth has been particularly badly hit, with disruption to bus services on Tuesday becoming more widespread today. Regional and long distance rail services have also been affected by the snow, with cancellations and delays on services across the Pennines and to/from Cumbria and Scotland. Tram services behaved pretty well today, whilst Manchester Airport saw several diverted flights today from London Gatwick and Glasgow after a brief runway closure last night.
With more snow expected overnight, commuters’ first call tomorrow morning should be the GMPTE website – although we’d recommend checking your local bus operator’s website (whoever that may be), the Metrolink website and the National Rail Enquiries website depending on your mode of transport.
- Pictures of snow in Saddleworth
- More pictures of snow in Saddleworth
- Saddleworth Buses photo gallery
[Image credit: “IMG_7744” by Laurie Pink on Flickr]