HUDDERSFIELD today woke up to a heavy covering of snow and traffic chaos as winter returned to the area with a bang.
Snow had been predicted but few expected it to be as severe as it was.
The A629 Halifax Road in Denholme is closed between the B6145 Thornton Road junction and the Whitehill Road junction. The A635 Holmfirth To Greenfield Road is also closed between the A6024 Woodhead Road junction in Holmfirth and the A669 Chew Valley Road junction in Greenfield due to the snow.
A6024 Woodhead / Holme Moss Road is shut between the A635 Greenfield Road junction in Holmfirth and the A628 Woodhead Pass junction in Torside Reservoir also because of the snow.
Forecasters said between 15-20cm of snow fell in high parts of the Peak District, Pennines and Cumbria overnight, while trees were felled on higher gound as the Arctic front which battered Scotland yesterday began to move south.
The Met Office said: "Rain is expected to turn to snow on high ground as colder air moves south across England and Wales during today.
"Some 2-5cm of snow is likely in places, mainly above around 200m with as much as 10 to 15cm possible above 300m.
"Little, if any, snow is expected to accumulate on roads and pavements below 200m. The area of rain, sleet and snow will clear from the north during the day."