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UPDATED: Weather latest - more snow on the way and Community Payback teams on stand-by to clear footpaths

Dean Clough and Halifax after the snow.

Dean Clough and Halifax after the snow.

More snow is exepected to hit Calderdale - and this time it will last several days.

Flurries are being forecast to start in the early hours of Friday and last into Tuesday,

Meanwhile a warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office for this morning amidst plummeting temperatures that are not expected to reach above -2 degrees celsius today.

Freezing fog is causing reduced visibility on the M62.

Calderdale Council’s Highways Department said yesterday its gritters would be out last night and this morning.

West Yorkshire Probation Trust says offenders on Community Payback Orders are on stand-by to clear footpaths and public areas.

As part of their court orders, offenders taking part on the payback teams will clear snow and ice from streets, grit roads, salt footpaths and prevent public areas becoming no-go zones.

Karen Townend, head of Community Payback, said: “This is a great way for offenders to repay local communities for the crimes they have committed.

“Clearing snow is physically demanding and time-consuming work. Without it, roads, pavements and car parks can become unsafe.

“We are pleased to utilise the offenders’ Community Payback hours to help local people in this way, as and when the need arises.”

 
 
 

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