Video: Overnight snow causes Leeds rush hour chaos

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PREDICTED overnight blizzards prompted a severe weather warning for snow and ice until midday today. (Jan 14)

Leeds council bosses have said it is “likely Leeds will see sustained wintery showers” possibly into morning rush hour causing travel disruption for commuters, after a red alert was issued by the Met Office.

Overnight predictions of snow could lead to scenes like this in Leeds on Wednesday.

Overnight predictions of snow could lead to scenes like this in Leeds on Wednesday.

Leeds City Council gritters covered all primary routes at 6pm last night which was repeated at 5am today along with city centre footways.

Earlier, Leeds had been told to brace itself for another battering by gale-force winds.

The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for Yorkshire, running from 3pm yesterday until late today. (Jan 14)

Gusts of between 50mph and 65mph were were said to be likely across the county. Windy weather has contributed to recent traffic chaos in Leeds during morning rush-hours.

For more information on gritting information for Leeds, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/pages/iceandsnowclearing.aspx

For the latest weather information from the Met Office go to www.metoffice.gov.uk/

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