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Snow storms and extreme winds have caused havoc across Huddersfield for the third time in three weeks.

Horrendous blizzards swept across the town last night with snow falling heavily from about 4pm.

It caused crashes on roads, delays and disruption on the M62 as well as huge drifts on higher ground.

The snow started on Friday evening but fell heaviest overnight.

The weather resulted in Highways Agency warnings not to travel on Pennine routes and to only travel on the M62 if you really had to.

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It comes after the Beast from the East closed the M62 at the start of this month with thousands of motorists trapped - hundreds overnight.

More snow came the following week causing severe disruption across Huddersfield.

It's not just children that can frolik in the snow

It might not be a snow angel but this police horse looks to be having just as much fun

What are the roads like?

There’s no major problems on the main routes in our area.

It hasn’t snowed since this morning for most people so the roads are mostly okay now.

Gritting teams are out again now to try and stop the priority routes icing up overnight.

One road that is shut is the A628 Woodhead Pass, which is closed in both directions due to snow between A616 ( Flouch roundabout) and A57 Woolley Lane / A57 Mottram Moor / Wedneshough (Gun Inn Traffic Lights).

Will it snow tonight?

In short - probably not - but the problem this evening will be ice.

A ‘yellow warning for snow and ice’ remains for all of the country but hopefully that’s the last of the major winter disruptions.

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Upper Holme Valley still best avoided

Here’s a recent snap of Thick Hollins Road - the route between Meltham and Upperthong.

Gritter tackles deep drifts

Kirklees Winter has just uploaded this footage of a vehicle tackling a steep road in Honley.

Watch to the end to see some deep drifts.

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M62 is passable

This is a scene from near J22 Rishworth Moor moments ago.

The motorway looks passable in both directions.

The winds appear to have dropped, which has eased the drifting problems.

M62 at Rishworth Moor
M62 at Rishworth Moor (Image: Crown)

Man loses drone in the white out

Paul Scarth has contacted us to say he was trying to use his drone to get some snow photos in Fartown ... but it’s vanished after flying off into the distance. If anyone finds it please let us know by calling the newsdesk on 01484 437712.
Also if you have any snow photos or video footage please send it to us via our Facebook or Twitter accounts - or editorial@examiner.co.uk

Two Kirklees museums open - one closed

Don’t let the snow put you off going out with the family.

Express trains delayed

The fast trains aren’t running quite so quickly because of the snow.

TransPennine Express has posted this passenger update.

Due to a speed restriction because of snow and ice between Stalybridge and Huddersfield trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Disruption is expected until 2:15.

'White out' between Holmfirth and Meltham

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team have just posted this video showing the blizzards on the road between Meltham and Holmfirth.

The advice is to avoid it if you can.

Watch: gritter footage

There’s lots of opinions flying about on social media about the efforts of council gritters.

Here’s proof that they were out during the blizzards.

Trains likely to be delayed

26 Northern rail services have been cancelled and many that are still running are more than an hour late.

Find out about the disruption via this link

Watch: Cars spinning and sliding on the ice in Huddersfield

This shows you how treacherous the roads were last night for those who ventured out.

These unfortunate vehicles did a bit of Torvill and Dean like spinning on an icy hill in Deighton.

Huddersfield bus update

First have just posted this for passengers hoping to get somewhere today.

Brrr...I wouldn’t fancy waiting for a bus today. If you ask me, I think it’s time they had heat lamps in bus shelters.

Sideways snow under a roof

How about this for remarkable! Snow has blown under the roof of Heidi Thorp’s lean-to in Almondbury and accumulated on top of a wind chime.

Looks like there’s about 10cm on there (4 or 5 inches)

Snow drifting under a roof in Almondbury. Pic courtesy Heidi Thorp on Twitter @thethorpies
Snow drifting under a roof in Almondbury. Pic courtesy Heidi Thorp on Twitter @thethorpies (Image: UGC)

Flights at Leeds disrupted

If you’re heading abroad today...lucky you. But there could be some bad luck before you get to the ski slopes or winter sun.

There’s going to be some delays at the airports.

Leeds Bradford has issued this advice.

Road closures

- Woodhead Road in Holme between Fieldhead Lane and A628 - CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS

- A627 Oldham Road at Ripponden between Pike End Road and Coleridge Road - CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS

- A640 Rochdale Road at Denshaw - BLOCKED BOTH DIRECTIONS BY SNOW

- Woodhead Pass - CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS

4x4 appeals for HRI staff

There is help for NHS staff that need a lift to work in the snow.

A man called Andy is offering his service for people on 07986 219058.

There is also help via Facebook group West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers

No mini beast

School clearing job

Schools are trying to clear paths to make it safe for opening tomorrow

Drink driving in the snow...not good

This motorist has been snared allegedly intoxicated at the wheel in already dangerous snowy conditions.

Unsurprisingly they had crashed.

Huddersfield University facilities opening late

Students aren’t known for their early starts but if you are up and planning to hit the books you might need to stay at home this morning.

Snow shot of Emley

Buses unlikely to be running on time

Buses were suspended last night as the snow came down and operators will struggle to get going again this morning with 10cm of snow on the ground in most places.

If you think it’s hard to drive a family hatchback in the snow try driving an automatic bus on twisty narrow slippy roads.

Crash on the M62 westbound

Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Lanes two and three (of three) closed. A large lorry on central reservation following collision.

This is the latest view from the traffic cameras. It shows the M62 looking more like a country road than a three lane motorway.

M62 at Rishworth Moor
M62 at Rishworth Moor (Image: Crown)

Fire engine puts its snow socks on

Fire crews from Huddersfield had to venture out into heavy snow twice last night - both times for cars on fire.

The fire engines have special snow socks so they had no problems driving around.

At 8pm they went to an overheated car in Crosland Moor, then shortly after midnight they turned out to a suspected arson of a Fiat 500 Abarth in Edgerton.

Severe driving conditions on M62

There were some horrendous driving conditions on the M62 again on Saturday night