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Pest from the West causes travel chaos

Heavy snow in Huddersfield Credit: Julian Schofield

Hot on the heels of the Beast from the East, parts of the region have been hit by the Pest from the West - which has seen several inches of snow fall mainly in West Yorkshire.

Leeds, Bradford, Keighley and Calderdale were particularly badly hit and for many there was major disruption on journeys to work and those schools not closed.

Car leaves the A59 midway between Skipton and Harrogate

There were several reports of snow-related accidents - including in Leeds where a bus skidded on ice on Churwell Hill.

Jason Stanley, a bus driver from Leeds took to Facebook to apologise for not being able to carry out his bus route: "Sorry to the good patient folks of Leeds I've tried my best but got stuck after 2 hours of trying, and thanks to the gent that brought myself and the other driver a hot coffee."

There were lengthy delays on many routes, including the M62 in West Yorkshire with flooding leading to lane closures on the Westbound carriageway at J33 A162 (Ferrybridge Services), the M606 in Bradford, and A1M in North Yorkshire.

Flights to and from Leeds Bradford airport were delayed until around 11 am, with a few cancelled, with several services cancelled by Hull Trains due to snow and ice.

Car at Luddenden Foot caused severe delays through the Calder Valley Credit: Hannah Kiddey

But whilst it wasn't much fun for many commuters this morning - at least 19-month old Frankie managed to find a way to beat the gridlocked traffic on Leeds ring road.