Live – Snow updates in York and North Yorkshire

Updates as snow and ice causes disruption in North Yorkshire. Got info? Let us know on Twitter, or at [email protected]

Two more weather warnings in place

2 weeks ago

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.

More warnings from police

2 weeks ago

It’s still bad out there. Stay at home if you can say police.

The York to Leeds CityZap bus service has been halted

2 weeks ago

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.

Video and pix capture both freezing rain and snow

2 weeks ago

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.

The A170 at Sutton Bank has reopened

2 weeks ago

Updates on the A59

2 weeks ago

Here’s the latest from police –

Closed: A170 at Sutton Bank and A684 near Northallerton

2 weeks ago

Here are the latest road updates, via North Yorkshire County Council.

  • the A170 at Sutton Bank is blocked – teams are on hand
  • the A684 Stokesley Road is closed near Northallerton due to flooding.

‘Very challenging driving conditions’ warn police

2 weeks ago

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.

Latest pictures from the York and North Yorkshire webcams

2 weeks ago

A mixed picture around the city and county it seems. All the North Yorkshire webcam pictures are from here.

Live at York Station
A658 Harrogate bypass
A684 Leyburn
A19 Riccall near Selby
B1253 North Grimston near Malton

Enough to make a triple-decker snowman!

2 weeks ago

More pictures have come in from readers. Andy Ward and family have enough snow in Knapton to build this fine-looking snowman:

Snowy Knapton. Photograph: Andy Ward

And there’s a thick covering over in Church Fenton – this from Annie Howarth:

Church Fenton. Photograph: Annie Howarth

Drop your pix on our Facebook post or send them to [email protected].

Pictures: Snow in York city centre

2 weeks ago

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.

Another road closure – the A66 at the A1

2 weeks ago

York Mumbler declares a snow day!

2 weeks ago

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.”

Bus service terminating at Boroughbridge

2 weeks ago

This from the Coastliner service:

Snow settling in Poppleton and Acomb

2 weeks ago

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.

Snow in Poppleton. Photograph: Karen Thompson

And Tammy Uebersax sent in this image of a white out in Acomb:

Acomb on Thursday. Photograph: Tammy Uebersax

If you have snowy pix, drop them there or send them to us at [email protected].

Museum Gardens in the snow. Photograph: Museum Gardens on Twitter

Museum Gardens looking beautiful

2 weeks ago

Here’s a picture from the York Museum Gardens twitter feed showing how picturesque it’s looking there today.

The gardens are open for your daily exercise from 10am.

Now the A59 near Skipton is closed

2 weeks ago

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:

Stretch of the A684 closed

2 weeks ago

A59 closed at Bolton Abbey

2 weeks ago

The problems are beginning to mount, with a stretch of the A59 now closed:

‘Multiple’ accidents and stranded drivers

2 weeks ago

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.”

Lots of North Yorkshire schools closed

2 weeks ago

Many schools in North Yorkshire are closed today. This is the list from the county council.

  • Nidderdale High School
  • Mowbray School
  • Dales School
  • Hunton & Arrathorne CP School
  • Bolton-on-Swale CE Primary
  • Wavell Infant and Nursery School
  • Wavell Junior School
  • Knaresborough, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • Grewelthorpe C of E Primary
  • Fountains C of E Primary
  • Rossett School
  • Carnagill Primary School, Catterick Garrison
  • Reeth & Gunnerside Primary Schools
  • Bainbridge, Askrigg and West Burton Primary Schools
  • Ripley Primary School
  • Harrogate Coppice Valley Primary School
  • Trinity Academy Richmond
  • Trinity Academy Middleton Tyas
  • Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett
  • St Hilda’s CE VC Primary Ampleforth
  • Melsonby Primary School
  • Springwater School
  • Western Primary School
  • Fountains Earth Primary School
  • Rossett Acre Primary School
  • Dacre Braithwate Primary School
  • Le Cateau Primary School, Catterick Garrison
  • Hipswell CE Primary School
  • Snape and Thornton Watlass Primary Schools
  • Alanbrooke Primary School
  • Michael Syddall Primary School
  • The Forest School, Knaresborough
  • Bedale High School
  • Oatlands Junior School, Harrogate
  • Darley and Summerbridge Primary Schools
  • Ingleby Greenhow CE VC Primary School
  • The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form
  • Forest Moor Primary School
  • Saltergate Infant and Junior Schools
  • Upper Wharfedale School
  • Roecliffe Primary
  • Brafferton St Peter’s Primary
  • Kirkby Malzeard C of E
  • St Nicholas C of E School
  • Leeming RAF CP
  • Thornton in Craven CP
  • Hambleton and Richmondshire PRS
  • Harrogate, St Joseph’s Catholic
  • South Otterington C of E Primary
  • All Saints, Kirkby Overblow and North Rigton
  • Hampsthwaite CE School
  • Pannal Primary
  • Richard Taylor CE Primary
  • Oatlands Infant school
  • The Boyle & Petyt VA Primary
  • Staveley Community Primary

Some of your snowy tweets

2 weeks ago

North Yorkshire Grand National abandoned due to snow

2 weeks ago

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.”

Sutton Bank as pictured by the North Yorkshire web cam

Snow is causing problems on North Yorkshire’s roads

2 weeks ago

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: