Yorkshire faces another 48 hours of big freeze

Yorkshire seems set to shiver on for at least the next 48 hours, with Met Office forecasters predicting no let up in the 'big freeze' until Thursday at the earliest.

The good news is, although an isolated flurry is always possible, there's no more heavy snow in the offing this week.

But Yorkshire seems set to stay in the deep freeze for the next couple of days, with temperatures down to around -7C tonight and -5C tomorrow before rising to as high as 6C by Friday.

A respite from the snow allowed Northern and Network Rail to spend the weekend clearing lines with services resuming between Huddersfield and

Sheffield and Whitby and Middlesbrough yesterday .

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Northern's chief operating officer Steve Butcher said: "Many people have worked extremely hard over the last few days to keep the vast majority of our train services running despite the very heavy snow and

bitter cold.

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"On some routes the depth of snow meant we could not run any services at all and it has taken a great team effort to get those lines cleared and ready for trains to run.

"There are a handful of routes where the snow and ice is still a problem and we are working hard to resume services for passengers in those areas as soon as we can."

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Meanwhile, the RAC is warning drivers to make sure they start their cars regularly while temperatures remain below freezing. The cold can sap the charge from a weak battery and make it hard to start a vehicle which has been standing for a couple of days.

Spokesman Alan Wilcock, said: "Since the arrival of the bad weather cars not starting has been the number one problem. Many people will have not used their cars so, for the sake of taking five to ten minutes today to start your car, you could potentially save yourself a lot of hassle in the morning."

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