Driver Thomas Beresford was ploughing the route between Fleet Moss and Oughtershaw earlier today.
Snowy Yorkshire in pictures this weekendHe and his vehicle rescued both a van and a school minibus that were stranded in deep drifts.
Last night there were 5ft-high drifts and blizzard conditions on Fleet Moss near Hawes, which is the highest road in Yorkshire.
After weeks of mild weather, winter returned with a vengeance over the weekend, bringing deep snow to upland areas and lighter flurries in Leeds.
Yellow weather warnings are still in force.