Snow falls on M62 as Met Office's yellow weather warning remains in place

A yellow weather warning remains in place for large parts of Yorkshire and more snow is predicted for the M62 tonight.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 13:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 14:03 pm
Snow has fallen on the M62 PIC: Highways England

Highways England tweeted to warn motorists of the covering of snow, saying that weather conditions were 'bleak' this morning.

They said in the tweet: "#M62 Don't forget the trans-Pennine route has a summit of 372m above sea level, that's 1221 feet in old money.

"The weather conditions are bleak. It's currently snowing quite heavy.

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"Our fleet of winter vehicles are out salting & ploughing to keep it clear. #SlowDown #BePrepared"

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Snow has fallen on the M62 PIC: Highways England

What to expect

Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces

Ice on some roads, pavements and cycle paths

Gritters have been deployed. PIC: Highways England

Some roads and railways affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

It is also snowing heavily on the Woodhead Pass, according to Highways England, with a partial block in place.

Ploughs and gritters are at the scene at motorists are advised to stay with their vehicles if they get stuck.