SNOWY scenes after a wintry spell inspired photographers around the town to get out with their cameras.
Snow settled on Macclesfield at the weekend after a warning was issued for severe winter weather.
The yellow warning by the Met Office predicted icy roads and wintry showers as the temperature dropped well below freezing in exposed rural areas.
The council’s gritter lorries were out in force to make routes safe for drivers and motorists were warned only to make necessary journeys.
It is not thought that any local schools had to close because of the weather.
The snow left pretty winter wonderland scenes on rooftops, parks, canals and hillsides to inspire residents to get out and take photos.
Susan Coen, who shared a picture from Lord Street in Bollington, said: “Bollington looked so beautiful in the snow and I wanted to share a picture of the view.”
The snow followed gale force winds earlier in the week which took out power lines. Engineers from Electricity North West worked round the clock to restore power to 94 homes. Firefighters warned drivers to take care in wintry conditions after two accidents in Macclesfield, warning that bright sunshine and ice can be a deadly combination. The first was at 11.38am on Monday, January 12, at the junction of Buxton Road and Fence Avenue when a car collided with a wall, and the second at 6.53pm happened on Kendal Road.
Stewart Forshaw, station manager from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions than on a dry road.”
A Met Office spokesman said there are no weather warnings in place for the next few days. Today (Wednesday) will be cloudy but dry with a top temperature of one degree. Temperatures will drop overnight before a top temperature of one degree tomorrow, when it will be dry but cloudy with bright spells.
On Friday, it will be slightly milder with showers which could fall as snow and Saturday will continue to be mostly cloudy and dry.
Clockwise from top left: Snow on cars in Macclesfield by Matt Ratcliffe, Macclesfield Forest by Kate Barton, South Park by Tony Dixon and a view from Lord Street, Bollington, by Susan Coen