How Leeds coped with heavy snow down the decades

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Monday, 24th February 2020, 4:00 pm
These photos showcase how Leeds coped with heavy snow down the decades.
These photos showcase how Leeds coped with heavy snow down the decades.

Heavy snow can bring chaos to commuters, disruption to public transport, cancellations, as well as enormous fun depending on your viewpoint. It also has the ability to generate a sense of community spirit. These photos showcase how your city has coped after a deluge of the white stuff down the decades. READ MORE: Intriguing pictures show life in Leeds during the 1950s LOVE LEEDS LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group

This image shows the horsepower needed to clear the snow on the Leeds to Wetherby Road.
Snow brought out ice skaters who enjoyed fun on the frozen River Wharfe at Otley.

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Traffic crawls along Otley Road in Headingley after heavy snow.
Passengers are forced to play the waiting game for a bus in Leeds after heavy snow brought widespread disruption.
Recognise this location? Dewsbury Road in Leeds
Is this M62 or the A64? Either way snow brought severe disruption at the end of the 1970s.
This motorist was digging the car out on York Road.
A snow plough makes its way up Scot Hall Road.
Packed snow on Wellington Street.
Blizzard conditions on Boar Lane as people queue for a bus to transport them home as the city evening rush hour begins.
York Road residents rely on stand pipes after a burst pipe.
Snow in Harewood.
Despite the Siberian conditions trains were still running between Leeds and York.
The roads east of Leeds, near Sherburn in Elmet, were a case of 'handle with care'. A gritter stopped to see if he could help after this motorist found himself off the road facing the wrong way.
An unlucky start for this driver. His car collided with a bus shelter in Halton.
These people were making the most of arctic conditions in Leeds, enjoying sledging on a hillside off Wetherby Road.
A youngster dares to throw a snowball at his mum while walking through the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.
Two people brush off snow from a light aircraft, before taking to the air from Multiflight near Leeds Bradford Airport.
George Mitchell and his milk 'float' in winter of 1963 near Balm Road, Hunslet.
This is Fridaythorpe Road near Garrowby Hill in December 1968. Share your snowy memories with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN