Calderdale gritters set for overnight patrols as Met Office issues snow and ice warning

Gritters in Calderdale are set to treat the highway network in the borough as the Met Office issued a weather warning.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 3:06 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd January 2021, 3:10 pm

Calderdale Highways has confirmed that all primary and secondary routes will be gritted this evening and tomorrow morning with high level routes treated in between.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Showers will continue at times across many areas, these largely of rain and sleet at low levels across southern England and southern Wales and near coasts but will be of sleet and snow elsewhere.

Calderdale gritters are set to patrol the highways tonight

"These will bring a cover of snow in places. 1-3 cm could accumulate at low levels, mostly across Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England but as much as 5-10 cm of additional snow may accumulate at higher levels of these areas.

"Clear skies between showers will also bring the threat of ice."

What to expect when a yellow weather warning for snow and ice is issued?

Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, increasing the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected by snowfall, with longer journey times by car as well as bus and train services