Video: Overnight snow brings traffic and travel chaos to Leeds

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Heavy snow hit the city today, causing traffic delays.

Leeds City Council said gritters had been hard at work trying to tackle the primary network of main roads, and have spread over 800 tonnes of salt.

Oscar the cocker spaniel takes a rest.' PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Oscar the cocker spaniel takes a rest.' PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

The spokesperson added they aim to keep salt levels on the road topped up, and that further gritting action is likely as temperatures continue to fall.

Leeds-Bradford Airport reported 5cm of snow last night, and the treacherous conditions meant the airport had to be closed today, with no flights in or out of the airport before 9am and several flights cancelled.

A spokesman for the airport said snow ploughs and gritters were working along the runways and passengers should continue to arrive as normal, but should expect knock-on delays.

By tomorrow though, the snow should have stopped but the icy conditions could cause havoc for people on the city’s roads.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, and also predicted patchy fog this morning.

The fog should clear, leading to a dry day with most places seeing some wintry sunshine.

By Friday there may be more snow in some hilly areas, and Saturday will continue to remain cold and breezy but mainly fine and dry.

Sunday will become windy and milder with a little rain in places.

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