Snow causes travel disruption in North Yorkshire – and there could be more to come

14 Jan 2021 @ 5.50 pm
| Weather

As it happened

Read our live blog of the day’s weather disruption.

York and North Yorkshire were hit with snow today, causing problems on the roads and leading the police to urge people not to travel.

The worst of the weather was further north in the county. Two stretches of the A59 were closed at different times, as vehicles became stuck.

Sutton Bank on the A170 was blocked for a time too.

Public transport was disrupted. The CityZap bus service between York and Leeds was halted, and the Coastliner was terminating at Boroughbridge.

Dozens of schools, normally open to vulnerable students and key workers’ children, were shut in North Yorkshire.

York escaped the worst after the snow turned to rain by the middle of the day.

The cold snap is set to continue. 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.

Here’s the weather for York.

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