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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Full list of school closures

The full list of every Leeds school closed due to the snow

A large number of schools are closed across Leeds due to the snow.

The scene in Leeds city centre

Lane closure eastbound on the M62

Closure in place on M62 after lorry jackknifed across all lanes due to heavy snow on motorways

There is a lane closure in place on the M62 after a lorry jackknifed across multiple lanes.

People are being advised not to travel

The scene in Guiseley

The M62 is closed eastbound at Denshaw

Amber weather warning for Leeds

Emergency services at incident near railway - train lines blocked

Emergency services are dealing with an incident near the railway.

Train lines are blocked between Leeds and Normanton.

A Northern spokesman said: "Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway between Normanton and Leeds all lines are blocked.

"Services are unable to run between Wakefield Kirkgate and Leeds via Castleford.

"Train services running through these stations will be diverted. 

“Disruption is expected until 9am.”

Full Leeds weather forecast - when can we expect snow?

The Met Office said it will be a cold and frosty start to the day before remaining dry with spells of sunshine. 

Despite the sunshine and light winds it will be staying on the cold side.

A dry evening, before rain arrives from the west overnight. 

The rain turning to snow on its leading edge, even to low levels. Some significant accumulations are likely on hills

As we look to Tuesday, it will be cold and windy, with further sleet and snow first thing.

Two flood alerts in place - flooding is possible

The Environment Agency has issued two flood alerts.

This means flooding is possible and people should be prepared.

The flood alerts in place are at:

Tidal River Ouse from Naburn Lock to Selby

Tidal River Wharfe

Yellow weather warning in place for snow:

There is a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place in Leeds and Yorkshire. 

The Met office is warning of travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers, with bus and train services potentially delayed or cancelled.

Yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice on 01/2/2021
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