Freezing fog patches make for tricky rush hour

Fog adds to the snow near Blakey Ridge on the North York Moors at Kirbymoorsde, where wind also caused huge drifts. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Fog adds to the snow near Blakey Ridge on the North York Moors at Kirbymoorsde, where wind also caused huge drifts. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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YORKSHIRE commuters had to battle freezing fog in this morning’s rush hour after clear skies overnight saw temperatures across the county plummet.

With little wind today, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning that patchy fog is set to linger across many parts of the region, including the Vale of York.

These snow-covered trees made for an enchanting scene in Harrogate last weekend.

These snow-covered trees made for an enchanting scene in Harrogate last weekend.

There were no fog-related delays at Leeds-Bradford airport and the region’s major motorways have been unaffected by the weather.

However a vehicle fire is causing major delays on the A64 between York and Tadcaster. One lane is closed on the westbound carriageway between the junctions with the A1237 York South and the A659 Tadcaster East. The Highways Agency is attending the scene.

Temperatures today are expected to rise to no higher than five degrees with the possibility of light showers on the east coast.

There is more risk of freezing fog tonight when temperatures will reach -5 degrees but the outlook remains good with mild weather forecast for the end of the week and the weekend.

The cold snap is expected to continue this week.

The cold snap is expected to continue this week.

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