The Met Office have two more weather warnings for our area.
Tomorrow (Friday) there’s a yellow warning of ice from 8am to 10am.
Forecasters say “rain, sleet and snow will die out, leaving a risk of icy surfaces and difficult travel conditions”.
And on Saturday there’s a yellow warning for snow and ice from 3am to 9pm, covering a large chunk of Scotland and northern England.
“A band of heavy snow may lead to travel disruption,” the Met Office says.
It’s still bad out there. Stay at home if you can say police.
More transport problems. A combination of the snow and heavy traffic has brought the normally fast and frequent CityZap bus service between York and Leeds to a halt for the time being.
They will update us when things change.
These images from Thomas Beresford at Newby Head Pass show how bad it was there late last night as the conditions worsened.
Freezing rain is quite rare, and not something to be out in if you can avoid it! Then it turned to snow.
Here’s the latest from police –
Here are the latest road updates, via North Yorkshire County Council.
Police say there are some “very challenging driving conditions” in various places in North Yorkshire.
There have been several incidents on the A66.
North Yorkshire Police control have described “treacherous” conditions and urged people not to travel.
More pictures have come in from readers. Andy Ward and family have enough snow in Knapton to build this fine-looking snowman:
And there’s a thick covering over in Church Fenton – this from Annie Howarth:
Snow has been falling in York today. As we write it’s turning more into sleet and rain so it may not be around for long.
YorkMix‘s Richard McDougall has been around town to capture these pictures.
Like so many people, Emily at York Mumbler has been home schooling in the latest lockdown.
So she has every right to declare a snow day! And she is encouraging others to do the same: “It can really lift the spirits.”
This from the Coastliner service:
Thanks to those readers who have been sharing their snowy pictures on our Facebook post.
This one’s from Karen Thompson, showing the snow settling near her home in Poppleton.
And Tammy Uebersax sent in this image of a white out in Acomb:
If you have snowy pix, drop them there or send them to us at [email protected].
Further to our earlier post about the A59 at Bolton Abbey being closed, another stretch of the road, this time near Skipton, has been closed. Vehicles are stuck and awaiting a gritter:
The problems are beginning to mount, with a stretch of the A59 now closed:
Police are urging people not to travel as conditions worsen. PC 870 Lou, who covers Harrogate, said on Twitter: “Please do not drive unless absolutely essential.
“We are receiving multiple reports of stranded drivers and RTCs.
“Help us to help you, driving conditions are difficult for us to reach certain areas.”
Many schools in North Yorkshire are closed today. This is the list from the county council.
Thursday’s North Yorkshire Grand National meeting at Catterick had to be abandoned due to snow.
Officials called a precautionary inspection for 7.30am due to the threat of snow overnight, and clerk of the course Fiona Needham arrived to a wintry scene on Thursday morning.
With snow continuing to fall, Needham had no option but to call off proceedings at around 6.30am.
She said: “The snow came in the small hours, I think. We had a covering when I got here just after 5.30am and I was thinking ‘if this turned to sleet, it might go’. Unfortunately, as I went to walk the course, the snow just got heavier and heavier.
“It became obvious the snow wasn’t going anywhere. It’s disappointing, but it is what it is.”
Reports are beginning to come in of disruption on North Yorkshire’s roads caused by today’s snowfall.
This from North Yorkshire Police: “Weather is particularly bad in the west of the county, Harrogate, Craven etc and also towards the coast. Please take care out there. Lockdown means essential journeys only and work from home if you can.”
And on Twitter: