Large snowfalls in South and West Yorkshire

Children walk to school in the snow in Leeds. Photograph: Danny Lawson / PA wire

Some parts of South and West Yorkshire have had it bad. This from PA:

There was an official record of 14cm at Bingley in West Yorkshire but a Met Office spokesman said that anecdotally they have heard of observations higher than this in Leeds and Sheffield.

Heavy snowfall left drivers stranded for more than seven hours on the M62 motorway in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.

National Highways North-West estimated at one point congestion on the eastbound carriageway between Rochdale and Saddleworth stretched to around eight miles.

And for long suffering train passengers, this may bring a grim smile and a thought: “So what’s new?”:

Train operators TransPennine Express and Northern are among train operators impacted with many services cancelled.