Second snow spell hits Yorkshire and more threatened in days

Much of Yorkshire saw its second day of snow yesterday, causing further problems for drivers.

Forecasters said most will have dried out today but there is a chance still that heavy snow will return to most of Britain on Friday, with central and eastern areas likely to be worst affected.

Taking no chances yesterday, local authorities around Yorkshire were ensuring their key routes were kept gritted. But conditions proved too challenging for one crew in North Yorkshire, whose lorry got stuck in the snow during its round in East Farndale.

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More than 40 schools closed in Norfolk, all planes were grounded at Norwich Airport until further notice, and a six-vehicle pile-up on the A11 injured three people.

The Met Office recorded 8cm of snow in Norfolk and Suffolk yesterday, while the lowest temperature recorded was -5.7C in the Scottish Highlands.

Forecasters said yesterday’s wintry showers were expected to die away overnight, leaving dry, cold conditions with a sharp frost and possible freezing fog. Today would be generally dry, sunny but very cold, with scattered wintry showers possible along the coast and the North York Moors. Temperatures will range from -5c to zero.

A car skidded into a pushchair containing a five-month-old baby in icy conditions in Grimsby last night before driving off.

It happened at Walmsgate at the junction with Sutcliffe Avenue at around 7.55pm. The baby does not appear to have been injured. The silver coloured car drove off in the direction of Laceby Road. Anyone with information should call the police on 101.

Police in Hull said freezing conditions may have contributed to a crash on Monday in which a car hit a pillar at Northern Cemetery in Hull and drove off. The driver and witnesses should contact Humberside Police on 101.