Highways England tweeted to warn motorists of the covering of snow, saying that weather conditions were 'bleak' this morning.
They said in the tweet: "#M62 Don't forget the trans-Pennine route has a summit of 372m above sea level, that's 1221 feet in old money.
"The weather conditions are bleak. It's currently snowing quite heavy.
"Our fleet of winter vehicles are out salting & ploughing to keep it clear. #SlowDown #BePrepared"
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It comes on the back of experts at the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning over Yorkshire yesterday (Monday) with a risk of ice.
What to expect
Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
Ice on some roads, pavements and cycle paths
Some roads and railways affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
It is also snowing heavily on the Woodhead Pass, according to Highways England, with a partial block in place.
Ploughs and gritters are at the scene at motorists are advised to stay with their vehicles if they get stuck.