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Motorists stranded overnight as arctic weather continues

Digging out in Ripponden Credit: PA

Motorists have been telling of their horrendous experience of being stranded on the M62 overnight, after atrocious weather conditions enveloped England's highest motorway.

Some 3,500 vehicles were involved - of which 200 were stuck overnight - some for up to 19 hours. Drivers were diverted on alternative routes, which became badly congested - after ignoring the warnings not to venture out.

Schools remained closed and local authorities battled with the continuing effects of snow, ice and wind from the so-called Beast from the East. David Hirst reports from West Yorkshire.

And in Lincolnshire, a week of disruption continued, with communities cut off, drivers stranded in snow drifts and even the military brought in to help.

Police are repeating warnings that people should not travel unless it is absolutely essential, as the snow turns to ice in the arctic conditions.

And the emergency services are also asking people to check on their neighbours, while hundreds of schools across our region have remained closed. Kate Hemingway reports from the county emergency centre in Lincoln.

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