Sixteen Cars Involved In Horror Car Crash On M66
More than 20 people have been treated by paramedics after a horror car pile-up on the M66
Manchester Fire has released a statement saying: "One fire engine from Ramsbottom along with a fire engine and off road vehicle from Rawtenstall were called to a road traffic collision on the M66 southbound between the Ramsbottom and Bury junction.
There were 16 vehicles involved in the crash on the M66 and the road is now closed. Please avoid the area. We're working hard alongside @LancashireFRS @gmpolice and @NWAmbulance to make sure everyone is alright and open it back up. pic.twitter.com/XVWKhtHNJT- Manchester Fire (@manchesterfire) March 1, 2018
"On arrival firefighters found the crash was involving 16 vehicles. Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles, although paramedics have helped two people that remained in their cars, with one since being taken to hospital.
"A bus is currently being used to provide shelter and care for people unable to remain in their cars, with 20 people being cared for by paramedics.
"The area is very busy as the road has had to be closed in both directions, please avoid it if possible."
The Daily Mail says most of the 'walking wounded' luckily weren't seriously injured however one patient has been taken to hospital for further treatment.
The 'Beast from the East' and the early stages of Storm Emma are wreaking havoc on the UK at the moment, with red warnings issues for south-east England for the next 48 hours. Motorists have been experiencing plenty of delays on roads and motorways around Britain as drivers continue to grapple with the adverse conditions.
The Met Office warned that travel, including road, rail and air, would be affected by this double whammy of storms.
"A spell of heavy snow and blizzard conditions is expected," the weather forecaster said in a statement.
"The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to severe drifting. Some places could also see significant ice build up due to freezing rain from later on Thursday evening, most likely in the south of the area.
"Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem highly likely. Some roads are likely to become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers."
A 46-year-old driver died in a collision on the A34 near Tot Hill Services while another motorist died following a crash in Berkshire.
Thankfully the storm is supposed to ease for the weekend, but keep in mind there are yellow warnings that apply for virtually everywhere in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
On Sunday that warning only applies to the eastern coast of Scotland - with everywhere else expected to finally have a bit of reprieve.
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