Met Office issues amber warning for heavy snowfall

Snow in Wellholme Park in Brighouse by Stuart Black

Snow in Wellholme Park in Brighouse by Stuart Black

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Reports coming in that snow has just started to fall in Calderdale which could make driving difficult.

The Met Office has an amber warning in place throughout West Yorkshire for heavy snowfall this evening.

It could cause problems for commuters during the rush hour so make sure you take it steady on the roads.

A Met Office update for the region said: “Further snowfall will continue to spread from the west, as another weather front slides eastwards across the UK. Four to 10cm is likely quite widely within the amber warning area, with a low risk of more than 10cm locally even on lower ground.

“Accumulations of 10 to 20cm may occur in some upland areas of northern England and Scotland. Strong winds will also lead to drifting and blizzard-like conditions, particularly over higher level roads.”

Heading into Saturday there are warnings about the risk of ice which again may lead to treacherous driving conditions.

Stay up to date with all the weather and traffic over the weekend on the Courier website.