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As millions of holidaymakers prepare for the long weekend, motorists are being urged to check on the latest weather and roads information before they set off in what’s predicted to be one of the coldest Easter weekends on record.
People are also being encouraged to drop in on elderly neighbours or call elderly relatives before they go away to make sure they have what they need to see them through the next few days of sub-zero temperatures.
Council websites are being updated with the latest local weather information, news on gritting routes, road conditions and closures, advice on driving in snow and ice and what to take on long car journeys.
Our region's busiest airport is expecting a rise in passengers over the Easter Holidays. It's thought 85 thousand people will travel from Leeds Bradford Airport, with the majority being last minute travellers aiming to avoid the recent cold weather.
Many are also taking advantage of the public holidays to fly to warmer locations.
People desperate to flee the arctic weather are snapping up the few remaining flights to warmer climates over the Easter weekend. Leeds Bradford airport, for example, has seen a massive increase in the number of travellers compared to last Easter. Here's Steve Lee from Jet2.