Region set for more snow and ice as yellow weather warnings in place until this evening

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The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for ice and more snow across our region until 21:00 on Saturday evening (16 January).

As heavy snow dies out, there are warnings that it will leave a risk of icy surfaces and difficult travel conditions.

The snow on Thursday (14 January) was thickest in Bingley, West Yorkshire, where 11cm was recorded.

Temperatures in parts of the region may drop as low as minus 10C (14F) on Friday and freezing fog is expected to continue to cause difficulties for travellers.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning until 21:00 Saturday. Credit: Met Office

Becky Mitchell, meteorologist at the Met Office, said that temperatures are expected to return to average next week but that there was potential for further snow on Saturday (16 January).

  • Rothwell, West Yorkshire blanketed with snow.


VACCINATIONS

Lincolnshire

People across Lincolnshire are being advised that all vaccination centres are open and have not been affected by the snow, and are asked not to contact their GP to check or to ask about their vaccination.

Keighley

Elderly patients due to receive Covid-19 jabs have been advised to rebook their appointments to avoid the bad weather.

Harrogate

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Covid vaccination clinic due to be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate tomorrow (Saturday) is being rescheduled.

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and local GP surgeries are asking patients who were due to attend tomorrow, to go along to the showground at the same appointment time on Sunday instead.

GP Practices in the Harrogate District are in the process of contacting all affected patients directly.

Bradford

Sam walked over 6 miles to get his jab Credit: Sam Quesne

Student doctor, Sam Quesne, from Bradford didn't let yesterday's wintry conditions stop him from getting vaccinated. He trekked over 6 miles through the snow to get his Covid-19 vaccine ahead of returning to see patients on his placement from next week.


TRAVEL DISRUPTION

South Yorkshire Police's Operation Support team is urging motorists to let them know if they get into difficulties, after this car was abandoned on Dearne Valley Parkway.

In West Yorkshire, School buses will not operate on Friday 15 January following the heavy snowfall which has caused significant disruption to all services.

In a statement, a West Yorkshire Combined Authority spokesman said:

We and our operator partners do not take these decisions lightly. Given the very small number of students using school buses during the current national lockdown, uncertainty over which schools will be open and the need to ensure the safety of young people and of drivers we consider this to be the right course of action.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority spokesman

People across South Yorkshire are being advised to check before they travel, as snow continues to affect travel.

Visit the Travel South Yorkshire Website for the latest updates.

Lincolnshire Police is warning motorists to be careful on the roads. The force has issued the following statement.

With the current COVID lockdown it is vital that we only travel if essential and when there is a lawful exemption to do so. With a weather warning in place for snow and ice in Lincolnshire all day tomorrow (Saturday 16th), it is imperative to consider once again if your journey is essential.

Lincolnshire Police statement

The statement adds: "If it can be rescheduled to another day, it should be. Snow and sleet will mean hazardous driving conditions tomorrow. Please only travel in your vehicle if absolutely necessary.

"If you must use the roads and your journey cannot be delayed, please be prepared. Make sure you have a fully charged mobile, warm clothing, blankets, boots and a shovel. Please drive with extreme caution and in accordance with the conditions, allowing extra time for your journey."


SCHOOL CLOSURES

Hundreds of schools across the region remain closed today due to the snow.

Bradford

In Bradford, there are currently more than 180 schools closed.

Check if your school is closed, here.

Leeds

More than 200 schools are closed in Leeds, including Park Spring Primary School, Middleton Primary School and Leeds City Academy.

Check if your school is closed, here.

Calderdale

Around 40 schools are closed across Calderdale, including Bowling Green Academy, Bradshaw Primary School and Field lane Primary School.

Check if your school is closed, here.

Kirklees

Birkby Junior School, Kirkheaton Primary School and Engage Academy and among more than 80 schools closed in Kirklees.

Check if your school is closed, here.

North Yorkshire

Around 50 schools are closed across North Yorkshire, including Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett, Glusburn Primary Schoo and Springwater School.

Check if your school is closed, here.

Barnsley

According to Barnsley Council, there are 32 schools closed in the area.

Check if your school is closed, here.

York

Check if your school is closed, here.

East Yorkshire

Check if your school is closed, here.

Rotherham

More than 20 schools are closed in Rotherham, including East Dene Primary, Eastwood Village Primary and Meadow View Primary.

Check if your school is closed, here.

Sheffield

Some schools remain closed in Sheffield. For more information, visit Sheffield City Council's Twitter page.



BIN COLLECTIONS

Refuse collections in Leeds have once again been suspended due to the weather conditions, with Household Waste Recycling Centres remaining closed.

Harrogate Borough Council and Bradford Council have also stood down waste collections due to the snow.