Everything went white!
FAMILIES braved the winter chill to enjoy the first snowfall of the season.
Macclesfield was transformed as the first heavy snow of the year covered the town and villages in a white blanket.
It didn’t take long for people to throw on their winter warmers and rush out for a day of fun.
Walkers and their fourlegged friends enjoyed the views from Tegg’s Nose Country Park and Macclesfield Forest.
Children dusted off their sledges to revel in the winter wonderland of South Park. It wasn’t all fun and games though – council highways teams had a busy time treating the 1,090kms Cheshire East road network in response to the rain, sleet and snow along with freezing temperatures.
High level routes to the east of the borough including Macclesfield were gritted repeatedly and the team’s fleet of 19 vehicles – which includes gritters, snow blowers, snow ploughs and all-terrain quad bikes – were in action every night while the cold snap persisted.
Last Wednesday, January 13, police closed the A54 Cat and Fiddle after sub-zero temperatures made it too dangerous for motorists to pass.
According to the Met Office there is no snow expected over the next five days.
There are chances of rain showers through the week as temperatures increase steadily to Sunday when it is forecast to be 10c in the day and 8c at night.
Snow trails at Macclesfield Forest, by @MissMerrill; Nicole Jackson, seven, keeps busy by building a snowman, by Sue Jackson
●● Above: Tegg’s Nose, by Phil Cooper; Below, a winter’s wood, by Jeanette Hodkinson
●● Macclesfield Forest, by Matt Ratcliffe