Calderdale binmen battle blizzards

Calderdale binmen on their rounds.
Calderdale binmen on their rounds.

Calderdale Council say that refuse collection will go ahead as scheduled despite yellow weather warning.

Waste collections are scheduled to take place as planned throughout Friday, with the council confirming that should the weather prevent any routes being completed, extra routes will be put on tomorrow (Saturday).

Today (Friday) currently sees the last of the official yellow weather warning for snow and ice that has engulfed much of West Yorkshire.

The Met Office have warned that despite comparatively mild temperatures of 3°, stiff winds will make this feel much colder. Sleet showers are expected from 10am with heavy snow forecast from 7pm. Council gritters are on patrol throughout the day.

There is as of yet no Met warning from Saturday, which shows forecasts of temperatures between 1° and 3° with calmer winds reducing any chill. Sunny intervals between 11am could clear any residual snow and sleet which is forecast in the early hours.

Sunday morning sees the possible return of heavy snow from 9am with sleet and drizzle currently forecast throughout the afternoon. Forecasts suggest visibility will be especially poor throughout this period. Current forecasts predict a calmer week from Monday, with dry, overcast skies accompanying temperatures set to rise to 7° and as high as 11° on Wednesday.