March 1, 2018: Dramatic photos from the day Beast from the East battered Leeds

One year ago today Leeds was battered by heavy snow and high winds as the Beast from the East sunk its icy teeth into the city.

By Joe Cawthorn
Friday, 1st March 2019, 1:16 pm
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 1:17 pm
One year ago today Leeds was gripped by the Beast from the East
One year ago today Leeds was gripped by the Beast from the East

On March 1, 2018, Leeds was struck by the blizzard, which blanketed the city in deep snow, the likes of which hadn't been seen for years before. Here's our gallery, which quite frankly, makes us grateful we're not going through the same again right now:

It's a bad day for holidaymakers in the region as Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to cancel many flights. This picture shows why pretty well...
This Leeds resident braved the weather to nip out for essential supplies. We wonder if there was anything warm in those shopping bags?

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The snow allowed many children to get outdoors and have fun in white stuff, just like this youngster...
Ploughs and gritters worked hard to clear routes around the city.
The high winds that accompanied the blizzard meant that snow drifted throughout the city.
Wellies and umbrellas were a regular site on this day last year.
It was a little slippery under foot...
People braved the storms to make their way to where they needed to be.
Trains all over the country were delayed or cancelled.
Hardy Leeds residents weren't going to let a little snow stop them from getting around. This only just qualified as a 'big coat' day here in Yorkshire
Probably not the best idea to sit on this frozen bike, it could be a little chilly...
When life gives you snow -= get out your sledge.