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Snowy scenes help to bid a frozen farewell to 2001

HUDDERSFIELD remained in winter's icy grip as it prepared to see in the New Year.

HUDDERSFIELD remained in winter's icy grip as it prepared to see in the New Year.

Winter Scene (Flockton from Emley) 358

This picture by Examiner photographer Peter Cottle captures the beauty of winter, with a snowy scene of Flockton from Emley.

Staff at the Met Office are predicting more freezing temperatures, but an otherwise pleasant start to 2002.

Revellers should wrap up warm for this evening's celebrations as temperatures fall to minus 4°C, leading to a widespread frost.

Tomorrow will stay cold, but will be dry and sunny.

Gritters have been out in force over the last few days after the weekend snowfall, keeping all the main roads in Huddersfield clear.

Today they were res-ponding to calls from the public to attend to side roads which had not yet been gritted.

Mark Dobson, of Kirklees Highways, said the gritting team had worked hard to keep roads clear and they had received few complaints.

He said they would be carrying out another full grit today and all 1,000 grit bins in Kirklees would be re-filled on Wednesday when the full team was back at work.

Mr Dobson said the only places where they had had problems were on streets and cul-de-sacs where parked cars had prevented gritters working.

Bus operator First said there had been few problems with services over the weekend.


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