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Snow: Weatherman's warning
Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens says more snow is on its way.....
Travel: M62 lanes reopen at Chain Bar
All lanes now open on the M62 eastbound near Chain Bar - but long delays remain
Update: M62 Chain Bar 'severe delays'
This is the latest info from the Highways Agency - timed at 6pm tonight.
There are still severe delays eastbound between Chain Bar and Gildersome.
Two of the four lanes are closed following a collision.
A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: “Emergency services are on scene and dealing with the incident. Recovery has been arranged.
“There are severe delays on the approach to the scene between J23 (Huddersfield West) and J27.
“Customers are advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and may wish to consider using an alternative route.”
Traffic: M62 Brighouse
Motorists are still stuck on the M62 eastbound near Brighouse following the earlier accident near Milnrow.
It has been a long wait for many drivers.
Update: Chain Bar crash
The crash involving five vehicles happened just after 4.30pm on the eastbound carriageway of the M62, about a mile past the Chain Bar turn off.
Police said injuries were not thought to be serious.
The congestion is right back to Brighouse. It is also affecting westbound traffic as people are slowing down to take a look.
Travel: 5 vehicle crash
The crash on the eastbound M62 near Chain Bar involved five vehicles.
Three lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic.
Travel: Chain Bar accident
Traffic is very slow traffic and three lanes are closed due to accident on the M62 eastbound between junction 26, Chain Bar, and junction 27, Gildersome.
Lanes two, three and four (of four) are closed.
The incident is affecting traffic between Huddersfield and Leeds.
Traffic: M62 crash congestion
All lanes have been reopened on the M62 eastbound following the earlier crash between Milnrow and Rishworth Moor which caused severe delays for motorists.
The crash involved several vehicles and caused 10-mile tailbacks.
Severe traffic heading to Huddersfield from Rochdale
There’s been pretty solid on the M62 eastbound since this morning.
The worst currently is in the Rochdale direction heading towards Huddersfield. Traffic is solid all the way from junction 17 to junction 21. Expect long delays if you’re heading this way from Rochdale or Oldham.
Barry Sheerman urges Government to spend HS2 money on NHS
Barry Sheerman has told the House of Commons this afternoon that money proposed for the HS2 rail scheme should be spent on hospitals.
Stalwart MP Barry said the money could be put to better use, despite ministers arguing it will boost the economy.
Jerry the silver fox found safe after week on the run
A silver fox who went walkabouts from Ponderosa Farm in Roberttown last week has now been found safe and well.
Jerry went walkabouts on Wednesday last week after deciding the farm life wasn’t for him. Staff said on Facebook today he was found late last night in Brighouse and was taken to the vets where he was given the all clear.
A spokesperson for Ponderosa said: “We would like to thank everyone for their support and reported sightings over this last week as without such people it would have been near impossible to have found Jerry.”
Snow: They don't make it like they used to
Have a look at one of our previous nostalgia galleries showing how bad we used to have it.
Here are scenes following a snowstorm in 1965.
And you thought Scapegoat Hill was bad for snow...
Just to put a little perspective on all of this, Moscow has currently seen its temperatures soar to a balmy -9 degrees.
They’ve seen it drop to -30 in recent days. Get the Barbie lit...
WATCH: Clip shows extent of snow at Scammonden
Check out this clip Kirklees Rural officers posted on their Twitter account just now, showing the extent of the snow heading up on the tops on Scammonden Moor.
A striking contrast to the distinctively non-Winter Wonderland here at the Examiner’s offices in Bradley!
Kirklees phone lines and website to go down at 3pm
Kirklees Council’s phone lines and website are being switched off at 3pm for repairs.
These are due to the system going down over the Christmas period. A full story will be on our website shortly.
Fire service reveal number of wind-related callouts
West Yorkshire Fire service have revealed they took no less than 60 calls yesterday relating to the strong winds.
Gales reached up to 82mph on Emley Moor while Kirklees were called to deal with more than 35 fallen trees.
Woodhead Road closed due to snow
Woodhead Road above Holmfirth is closed due to the snow, it’s been announced. Closure is in both directions between Greenfield Road and the turn-off for Holmfirth.
Stay clear and find an alternative route.
Both motorways busy as vehicles break down
Trouble on the M62 heading east this morning as one lane has been closed due to a broken down vehicle between junction 26 and 27.
A similar situation on the M1 with one lane closed southbound between junctions 42 and 41, also due to a broken down vehicle.
Here’s the scene near Chain Bar on the M62.
Yellow warning issued for ice
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice for tomorrow.
Ice is expected to form overnight tonight and is likely to lead to disruption on the roads and for public transport.
Bus cancellations due to snow
Buses over the tops are currently suspended due to snow:
Elland Bridge not re-opening today, contrary to media reports
A note of clarification: Elland bridge is not re-opening today, the Council have said.
The BBC reported on Look North this morning that the bridge was re-opening today to passengers and cyclists, although Calderdale Council have just said this is not the case.
We are expecting a statement from them later today as to which day it officially re-opens.
Attempted bank robbery "filmed on mobile phones"
Men in fluorescent jackets armed with sledgehammers and a crowbar tried to rob an Elland bank, with police appealing today for any witnesses who may have caught the act on camera.
The attempted robbery happened yesterday afternoon, at 4.30pm, at the Halifax branch on Southgate. The three men entered the bank threatening staff and causing damage, before making off in a black vehicle.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Gibson of Calderdale CID, said: “ It was at a busy time of the day and we believe members of the public filmed the incident on mobile phones.” Call Calderdale CID on 101 quoting crime reference 13170016586.
Grit me baby one more time
A short statement from Kirklees on the state of the roads.
Snow presents hazards on the M62
Snow will turn to ice later
Paul says today will see sleet and the odd snow shower with the heaviest above 1500ft. This will die out when temperatures drop even further and conditions could become very icy.
Wrap up warm!
It’s snowing! Here’s the scene up at Salendine Nook, as seen by our weatherman Paul Stevens.
Car fire on Tolson Avenue
Fire fighters were also called out to a car fire in Dalton in the small hours.
The blaze on Tolson Avenue started at about 5am, and it is thought to have been deliberately started. Damage is extensive although no one was injured.
Huddersfield train not stopping in Dewsbury
Looks like there’ll be a delay if you’re hoping to catch a train from either of the stations to Huddersfield this morning.
Busy heading towards Ainley Top
Traffic is also heavy as usual up Halifax Road heading towards Ainley Top this morning.