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The snow has fallen across Yorkshire


8:14am 25th November 2010
(Updated 3:33pm 25th November 2010)

The winter has arrived in Yorkshire.

The Met Office has put out a severe weather warning.

The snow, ice and sleet has made the roads slippery and dangerous.

It is the earliest widespread snow fall in seventeen years.

That means roads that have not been treated may be dangerous.

Gritters have been out overnight, treating some stretches twice.

But that has not prevented a string of bumps already and road closures in some areas.

You can hear the latest travel updates on air at Minster FM

If you are driving on ice remember:

  • Leave extra room. You will need to steer and brake much slower than usual. The stopping distance doubles on icy roads. Try to leave the equivalent of three vehicles space between you and the next car.
  • If you find yourself skidding take your foot off the accelerator but do not hit the brake. When you feel your wheels regain traction control slowly turn the steering wheel in the direction you want your front wheels to go.
  • Make sure you have good all round visibility before you set off. Don't just clear room on your front windscreen, do the same to the back and sides and make sure your mirrors are clear.
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