Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Drivers Trapped in M62 Blizzard for FIVE HOURS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Drivers Trapped in M62 Blizzard for FIVE HOURS

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DRIVERS told how they were stuck in the snow on the M62 for more than FIVE HOURS.

The treacherous weather caused long delays on motorways across Greater Manchester throughout Thursday.

But the M62 was particularly hard hit.

Mike Ryan, 37, from Chadderton, Oldham, said he was stranded on the carriageway near Milnrow from 7am when traffic ground to a halt.

The dad-of-one said: "I set off on my commute to Leeds and was stuck until just before 1pm.

"There was nothing we could do except sit in our vehicles and wait.

"All I had to eat was a dry bit of bread. Luckily, I had my flask with me.

"We were all waiting in a queue for a good five hours. The snow was building up all around the cars in the blizzard.

"In the end, they closed the entrance to the motorway and started using the slip road as an exit. …

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