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Gritters out all day as icy blast brings snow to Huddersfield

Driving conditions deteriorate over higher ground

A dreary cold and wet weekend ended with plummeting temperatures and snow on the higher ground around Huddersfield.

Drivers heading home on Sunday afternoon found themselves having to negotiate snow-covered roads and treacherous conditions.

Driving conditions were tricky in Holme Moss, Greenfields, High Flatts, Birdsedge and Scapegoat Hill as the villages were covered by a blanket of snow.

Over the hills around Holmfirth conditions deteriorated quickly with Greenfield Road turning slushy and icy.

A Lamborghini out in the snow on Greenfield Road above Holmfirth. Pic by @RichardHudds

Kirklees Council had its gritters out for much of the day on Sunday.

The council tweeted: “We’ve had gritters out all day on the high ground. We’ll be doing a full grit of the priority route again at 5pm. Be safe if you’re out.”

The snow wasn’t expected to stick around as milder air is heading in this week, though another cold blast could come back for next weekend.

Snow at Standedge by @m7mufc

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