Freak weather hits Villa clash

The decision was taken on the advice of police after the town had been hit by freak conditions overnight.

A Wigan club statement read: "Despite the club's best efforts by bringing in snow ploughs and gritters, the 10 inches of snow that fell overnight, and is still falling at the time of going to press, has made the surrounding area extremely hazardous for supporters travelling to the game.

"Public transport isn't running, there are motorway closures and the general condition of the surrounding routes is treacherous.

"The DW Stadium playing surface, ironically, is fine, with the undersoil heating doing its job, and the stadium is also ok."

Source: PA

Source: PA