AFTER a cold surge of Arctic air, Leigh was littered with snow this morning as much of the town resembled a winter wonderland.

The Met Office placed a yellow weather warning on much of the north of England today, which is set to bring snowy showers and icy cold weather until at least Thursday.

The cold weather does have the potential to cause travel disruptions and injuries, but it has created some pretty pictures as residents awoke to the untouched snow this morning.

With kids and pets revelling in the snow, and wintery scenes as people have made their way to work, here are some of the best pictures sent in by Journal readers.

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A selection of snowy pictures from Journal readers:

Leigh Journal: A wintery scene this morningA wintery scene this morning (Image: Michael Bullough)
Leigh Journal: Untouched snow in Lilford WoodsUntouched snow in Lilford Woods (Image: Liz Eagan)
Leigh Journal: Another frosty scene from this morningAnother frosty scene from this morning (Image: Yvette Clark)
Leigh Journal: A snowy Leigh CenotaphA snowy Leigh Cenotaph (Image: John Gilman)
Leigh Journal: Snowy canal in GolborneSnowy canal in Golborne (Image: Fiona Bond)
Leigh Journal: A building camouflaging in the wintery scene hereA building camouflaging in the wintery scene here (Image: Louise Muir)
Leigh Journal: A very Christmas looking tree from Sue SlackA very Christmas looking tree from Sue Slack (Image: Sue Slack)
Leigh Journal: A n-ice snap across the houses and gardensA n-ice snap across the houses and gardens (Image: Liam Burton)
Leigh Journal: Travelling to school in styleTravelling to school in style (Image: David Roberts)
Leigh Journal: Enjoying the snow!Enjoying the snow! (Image: Heather Lee Buckley)
Leigh Journal: Snowmen were out in force!Snowmen were out in force! (Image: Jo Preston)
Leigh Journal: A snowy playmate for this pupA snowy playmate for this pup (Image: Judith Randles)
Leigh Journal: Snowy the black Labrador in Atherton!Snowy the black Labrador in Atherton! (Image: Guides Dogs North West)
Leigh Journal: Two snowy pups enjoying the weatherTwo snowy pups enjoying the weather (Image: Tom Keenan)
Leigh Journal: A black and white cat discovering a snowy pathA black and white cat discovering a snowy path (Image: Jamie Lee Parker)