Met Office issues urgent Yorkshire weather warning for three days of snow and ice

Snow is set to hit Yorkshire next week, according to forecasters.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow and ice, which lasts from 9pm on Monday (February 1) to just before midnight on Wednesday (February 3).

Snow, with a risk of widespread ice, is likely to push slowly northeast from late Monday, bringing difficult travel conditions, according to the forecaster.

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People can expect possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers, with bus and train services potentially delayed or cancelled.

Askrigg in the snow.

Some road closures and longer journey times are possible and power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Some rural communities could become cut off.

There is also a chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable.

Yorkshire has already been hit with two spells of snow this month, with higher areas of the county particularly badly affected.