Snow hits the region

More snow has blanketed the region causing problems on the roads for some drivers overnight. Some motorists reported whiteout conditions on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

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Snow causes house collapse

Damaged home, Barnsley
Six people escaped unhurt after the gable end of their home collapsed under the weight of snow in Barnsley Credit: ITV Calendar

A family of six has escaped without any major injuries after the weight of snow apparently caused the gable end of their house to collapse in Barnsley.

The fire brigade was called out at about 4am today to the property on Wood Street in the town. Officers from Barnsley and Cudworth fire stations attended the incident.

Damaged home, Barnsley
Builders have spent the day making the structure safe after the collapse in the early hours this morning. Credit: ITV Calendar

It's thought a couple and their four young children escaped from the semi-detached house unhurt. They have now been moved to emergency accommodation.

Builders have today been working to make the property safe.

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Snow causes travel disruption

M62, West Yorkshire
The M62 in West Yorkshire last night was almost a white out for drivers Credit: Viewer's photo

Motorists complained of almost white out conditions on the M62 in West Yorkshire last night. The snow around Chain Bar made driving difficult, and some slip roads which couldn't cope with the downfall became gridlocked.

Chain Bar delays
The snow late last night caused major disruption to drivers around Chain Bar Credit: Viewer's photo