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Yellow warning rings out as snow heads south

By: Richard Towey
04 April 2012

A 'yellow warning' issued by the Met office to commuters in Scotland looks to be extended to drivers in other parts of the UK, as the snowy conditions drift South.

Although reports were hazy about where the freak outbreak of snow would be heading for next, blizzards hit roads in the North of England on Tuesday night, leading to several accidents and heavy delays.

According to, 10 lorries heading eastbound towards Huddersfield - possibly on driving jobs - were left stranded on the M62, with roads in East, South and West Yorkshire temporarily closed. 

In addition to this, the adverse weather conditions affected operations at Leeds Bradford airport, causing delays to a number of scheduled flights.

As well as lorry drivers trying to meet deadlines, Holidaymakers looking to make the most of their easter bank holiday could also be concerned by forecasts from the likes of MeteoGroup.

Cited by, a forecaster with the company, Aisling Creevy said of the situation on Wednesday morning: "There is currently a band of rain sleet and snow across Northern Wales, the North West Midlands and Northern England which will generally move southwards throughout the day leaving very cold conditions behind it."

She went on to give an insight into activity scheduled for later in the day, explaining: "There will also be very strong winds again today after gusts of 66mph were recorded in Warcop and Cumbria overnight." 

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