GRITTERS in Kirklees have been working overtime just to keep major roads open after the heavy snow.
Every gritting team in Kirklees worked through Sunday night and yesterday to keep major routes clear.
Extra JCBs were also drafted in.
Priority roads and bus routes were treated first.
But the continuing snow has meant gritters have not yet managed to leave the major routes.
Mark Dobson, unit manager for streetcare in Kirklees, said it is unlikely side streets will be cleared for some time.
“We have everything we have got out there, but we are not going to get off priority routes for a while.
“We are trying to keep public transport moving.”
He said trans-Pennine routes are closed.
“It is an ever-changing situation. We could get roads open and have to close them again. It’s better to say they are closed and be safe.”
The A62 Manchester Road, A640 New Hey Road, A6024 Woodhead Road and A635 Greenfield Road are closed on Pennine stretches.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for West Yorkshire up until today.
It warns that heavy snowfall will continue, up to a foot deep in places and problems with drifting because of strong winds.
Temperatures are not set to rise above 3°C during the day and -1°C at night for most of the week.