Snow causes problems on northern roads

Snow causes problems on northern roads

Drivers in the north of England faced hazardous road conditions on their morning commute following heavy snowfall overnight.

Most regions woke up to a thick blanket of snow today (March 4), with Leeds, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire all badly hit.

As much as 10cm of snow fell on high ground as a frontal system came in from the Atlantic.

The Met Office has warned motorists to allow extra time for because of icy conditions on the roads.

Several A roads have even been closed over the high Pennines in South Yorkshire due to the snowfall.

Leek in Staffordshire and Shap in Cumbria are also feeling the effects of the cold snap, which forecasters expect to stick around for some time. They claim s trong, north-easterly winds and wintry showers in many places will ensure temperatures remain below normal at least until the middle of next week.

Dozens of schools have been closed in the north, while Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to close as crews work to clear the runway.

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