POLICE have warned drivers to be careful in today's snowy conditions, posting a picture of what could happen if you don't take car.

This picture appears to be the result of a failure to make allowances for snowy conditions.

In a post on Twitter, a spokesman for GMP's Traffic unit said: "Already very busy today with numerous collisions on the road network and motorway.

"Many are avoidable if we drive to the adverse weather conditions.

"Slow down, leave a bigger gap to brake. Fortunately no injuries at this collision with a tree in Oldham."

To be fair, a rear-wheel drive BMW is not the ideal vehicle to be driving around in the snow.

This picture in Howard Street, Waterhead, with the Church Inn pub seen in the distance, was tweeted by Greater Manchester Traffic Police this morning.

Our heart goes out to the tree.