Wintry showers expected today

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow until 3 pm today.

A band of rain, sleet and snow will spread east across Scotland and northern England this morning.

Most of the snow will be on high ground above 200-300m where 5-10cm may accumulate in places, but there is also a risk of some wet snow to low levels giving transient slushy deposits of up to 2cm.

Clearer weather with wintry showers will follow from the west later in the morning.

The Met Office said the public should take extra care and be aware of the possibility of difficult driving conditions and some minor travel disruption.

Tonight is expected to bring clear spells and sleet, snow or hail showers, leading to slight accumulations of snow at low levels and 5-10cm above 300m.

Icy stretches will form on untreated surfaces.

Currently, there are no major disruptions on the roads.

But, East Coast rail travel between Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster and Leeds to Doncaster is disrupted due to a broken down train at Adwick.

A replacement bus service is running on Northern Rail between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road due to engineering works.