Leeds snow: Live updates on weather, traffic and incidents as snow falls over the city

It was a cold start to the morning for people in Leeds after heavy snowfall overnight.

By Rebecca Marano
Thursday, 31st March 2022, 6:58 am

The city was covered in a blanket of snow on Thursday morning with temperatures of around one degrees.

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More snow is expected throughout the day.

Follow our live blogs for the latest weather updates, traffic news and any other incidents.

A dog runs through the snow in Bramley Park on Thursday, March 31.

Live updates on traffic, incidents and weather after snowfall in Leeds

Last updated: Thursday, 31 March, 2022, 16:27

Your pictures capturing the wonder of the weather

The snow may have caused disruption for some today, but for others it has been a source of inspiration as they’ve picked up their cameras.

Leeds in the snow: Photos capture the wonder of the weather

These photos showcase the wonder of the weather as Leeds woke up to a blanket of snow.

Latest forecast as snow showers resume in Leeds

Snow is falling over the city again after a torrent of hail and sleet hit some parts of Leeds in the past hour.

Here’s how the forecast is looking for the rest of the day, acccording to the Met Office.

2pm - Light showers, 6C

3pm - Light showers, 6C

4pm - Sunny intervals, 6C

5pm - Light shower, 5C

6pm - Sunny intervals, 5C

7pm - Cloudy, 4C

8pm - Light showers, 3C

9pm - Sleet showers, 2C

10pm - Sleet showers, 2C

11pm - Light snow, 1C

Met office weather warning for snow and ice

The sun may be out in Leeds at the moment but the Met Office has issued a further warning for snow and ice. They say snow and hail showers could lead to icy surfaces, with possible travel disruption.

The new warning for West Yorkshire comes into effect from 9pm tonight and is due to expire at 10am tomorrow.

Its advice is to expect some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

According to the latest forecast, wintry showers will continue overnight. Some accumulations of snow are also possible, particularly across eastern Scotland and hillier areas of northeast England.

The forecast says 1-3 cm accumulations of snow are possible mainly above 200m, with cm over parts of Scotland, Northumberland and the North York Moors above 300m. The odd covering is possible to lower levels but this is likely to be short lived.

Snow creating issues at Leeds Bradford Airport

It’s not just flights at Leeds Bradford Airport that are being impacted by the weather, it seems buses serving the airport are also struggling at the moment.

Photo from Leeds Liverpool Canal this morning:

Snowfall on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Rodley. Photo taken by Tony Johnson.

City centre traffic and Kirkstall Road queues

Traffic is increasing in Leeds city centre. There is very slow traffic on M621 Westbound around J4 A61 (Hunslet Distributor).

There are also delays of three minutes and delays easing on M621 Westbound between J7 A61 (Stourton) and J2A Cemetery Road (Holbeck).

The average speed is 20 mph.

The AA reports delays of one minute and delays easing on A61 Northbound between A61 and South Accommodation Road.

Delays of four minutes and delays increasing on A65 Kirkstall Road Eastbound in West Yorkshire. Average speed five mph.

Leeds Bradford Airport updates: Delays to arrivals and departure flights

There are some delays at Leeds Bradford Airport due to the heavy snow.

The 7.15am flight to Malaga with Jet2 has been delayed.

The 9am flight to Limoges is now scheduled to depart at 10.30am.

A flight from Palma due to arrive at 8.15am has been circling the airport for a while, according to Flightradar24 air traffic updates. It is due to land at 8.20am.

Video shows traffic near to Leeds Bradford Airport

Richard Tong shared this video from Pool Bank New Road this morning on Twitter.

West Yorkshire motorways: M621 and M62 updates

There are delays and slower speeds on the M62 today between Leeds and Wakefield.

Delays of three minutes and delays increasing on M62 Westbound between J32 A639 Colorado Way (Pontefract) and J30 A642 (Rothwell).

The average speed is around 30 mph.

This continues westbound between J30 A642 (Rothwell) and J29 M1 J42 (Lofthouse). A

The average speed drops slightly to 25 mph.

It is a similar scene between J29 M1 J42 (Lofthouse) and J27 M621 (Gildersome).

At Gidlersome, there is very slow traffic on M62 Eastbound from J24 A629 (Ainley Top) to J27 M621 (Gildersome).

For those coming towards Leeds, there are severe delays of 14 minutes and delays increasing on M62 Eastbound between J23 A640 New Hey Road (Huddersfield) and J27 M621 (Gildersome). Average speed 20 mph.

Those looking to use the motorways to travel down to Manchester may face problems. There is one lane closed and queueing traffic due to stalled vehicle on M62 Westbound at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Congestion to J24 (Ainley Top). Sources have confirmed the obstruction to be a breakdown.

Heavy traffic and delays in north Leeds towards Harrogate

As of 7.45am, there are now traffic issues in north Leeds and Harrogate.

In Harewood, there is heavy traffic on A61 Harrogate Road both ways from B6157 Stonegate Road to A659 Otley Road.

The AA’s traffic map shows heavy traffic upwards from Moortown.

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