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Wigan-Bolton game postponed

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Wigan's Barclays Premier League match at home to Bolton on Monday night has been postponed because of the severe weather conditions in the north west.

Heavy snow in the region over the weekend has made roads treacherous in the area, although the playing surface at the DW Stadium was actually deemed playable.

However, safety concerns regarding the public areas surrounding the ground, which are still covered in snow and ice, meant the club had no option but to call off the match.

A club statement read: "Tonight's Barclays Premier League match against Bolton Wanderers has reluctantly been postponed following consultation with the police and the club's safety team.

"Following a thorough inspection it was felt that the areas around the stadium, despite the best efforts of Wigan and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, are deemed not safe for the public.

"The Police and Met Office have issued severe weather warnings for the rest of the day and are advising essential journeys only should be carried out. The club are duty bound to abide by this advice.

"The club wishes to apologise to all its supporters, and to the supporters of Bolton, but their safety is of paramount importance."

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