LiveLive updates: Heavy snow in Yorkshire as travel disrupted, schools close and police issue warning

Heavy snow has fallen across Yorkshire on Tuesday morning

Heavy snow has fallen across Yorkshire. Photo: SWNS

Police in parts of Yorkshire have warned motorists not to travel due to heavy snow. Several hours of snow has fallen across various parts of the county, with Sheffield, Leeds and North Yorkshire all blanketed.

Buses have been delayed or diverted including in Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford.

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The latest forecast is for the snow to turn to rain but an amber weather warning remains in place until 1pm.

Heavy snow has fallen across Yorkshire. Photo: SWNS

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Aberford Road in Garforth is closed after a crash

According to AA: “Road closed and heavy traffic due to accident on A642 Aberford Road both ways from Parkinson Approach (Tesco) to Station Road (the Train Station).”

We have contacted police for more information.

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Leeds pays tribute to Captain Tom - your YEP comments:

Floral tributes left outside the home of 100-year-old charity fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore who has died after testing positive for Covid-19.

People in Leeds paid tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death aged 100 on Tuesday, February 2.

The charity fundraiser was taken to Bedford Hospital on Sunday after being treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for coronavirus last week.

n a statement, his daughters Hannah and Lucy said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore.

“We are so grateful that we were with him during the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bedside and Lucy on FaceTime. We spent hours chatting to him, reminiscing about our childhood and our wonderful mother. We shared laughter and tears together.

“The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of.”

Sir Tom’s fundraising efforts raised more than £32 million for the NHS, walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday during the first national lockdown in April.

More than 660 people took to the Yorkshire Evening Post's Facebook page to leave a tribute for Captain Tom.Angela Williams

RIP Sir Tom,you were a truly inspirational man,held in our hearts forever. Condolences to your family

Angela Williams said: “RIP Sir Tom, you were a truly inspirational man. Held in our hearts forever. Condolences to your family”.

Michaela Ramsden said: “RIP Sir. You made so many people’s tomorrows a good day with your selflessness, determination and beautiful soul.”

Ann Robinson said: “RIP Sir Tom.....What an hero you were ...will be sadly missed....Thoughts are with your family at this sad time.”

Tanya Donbavand said: “RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore. You were an inspirational man and also a fighter right till the very end, the nation is very proud of what you've achieved as well as everything that you've done for the NHS too, my thoughts are with his family at this sad and difficult time.”

Jane Perrett said: "What an amazing gift you where Sir Tom, you lifted our spirits immensely when it was needed, your truly are a hero."

Sarah Crowley said: "What an inspiration to us all! RIP Sir Captain Tom! A very sad day! You will not be forgotten". 

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Captain Sir Tom Moore: 1920 - 2021

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