FREEZING rain could hit Huddersfield today.
And it could create major problems on the roads, despite the best efforts of gritting teams.
The salt that the gritting crews spread on the roads have little effect on freezing rain, which makes roads extremely hazardous.
Both Calderdale and Kirklees Councils are warning motorists to be extra cautious this morning, following a forecast of freezing rain.
A spokesman said: “It falls as rain and freezes on impact, resulting in extremely hazardous driving conditions.
“It is unusual for the Met Office to actually forecast freezing rain, but it is expected to fall around the morning rush hour, anywhere between 8am and 12noon.”
Mark Dobson, of Kirklees Council, said: “We had a full gritting fleet out yesterday evening on all the priority routes and it was a 40g grit, which is the biggest we can do.
“It is not that effective against freezing rain but it is the best we can do.
“If we do get the rain this morning, we will get the gritters out again but the drivers are at much at risk as anyone else in their vehicles.”
Meanwhile, Yorkshire Water urged walkers to steer clear of frozen reservoirs.
The freezing temperatures are set to remain across the region for the next couple of days, coinciding with the start of the school holidays for thousands of children.