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More snow hits North Yorkshire with a serious crash on the A1

More snow hits North Yorkshire with a serious crash on the A1

5:48am 5th January 2010
(Updated 1:38pm 6th January 2010)

North Yorkshire's set for more travel chaos after another night of heavy snow and ice.

A serious accident near Catterick Villiage closed the A1 between Leeming Bar and Catterick both north and southbound.

It involved a white Mercedes Benz HGV and a female pedestrian.

The woman is described as being slim, wearing dark outdoor clothing and dark hair.

Police are asking if you saw it to contact them.

Meanwhile, forecasters reckon its the worst winter for 3 decades, with yet more snow predicted into the weekend.

With that in mind theres concern over salt stocks for North Yorkshire.

York Transport Boss Steve Galloway says the city has enough for until Friday, with more on order.

There's a salt shortage nationally with many people using sand and cat litter instead on their own personal driveways.

The Highway Agency say they're doing all they can to keep the major routes gritted.

However whilst the snow's often a nightmare for drivers, it's one of the most exciting things to happen for children.

Several schools across the county are closed - you can see the deatails on our school closure page on this website.

Kids are being warned to take care though, after a 6 year old is in a critically ill in hospital after falling into an icey pond.

It's thought he'd been underwater for half an hour before being pulled out of the pool near Thatcham in Berkshire.

We do of course rely on you to let us know how the weather is affecting you text 81222 and start the message with the word minster OR phone 01904 481234

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