GRITTING teams have been out in force overnight and this morning to keep Huddersfield's roads clear in the snow.
Geof Thorp, Kirklees highways reactive works manager, said the 36-strong team had carried out a full grit at 6pm last night, 7am and may go out again.
"There is a lot of salt on the roads and once the cars start travelling on them, it does its job," he said.
Mr Thorp said teams had gritted up to twice a day since last Thursday.
He said hand gritting teams were also out in force this morning in Holmfirth, Honley, Cumberworth and Almondbury.
Forecasters are predicting longer spells of heavier and peristent snow overnight tonight.
Salendine Nook meteorologist Paul Stevens predicted possible heavy falls at all levels with 5cm on lower ground and up to 10cm on the hills.
"This will be potentially some of the worst conditions since February 1991," he said.
* A British Gas engineer is ensuring the supply stays on by visiting customers on his skis.
Freezing homeowners around Diggle are being rescued by former Army skiing instructor Allan Rushton.
He answers emergencies in remote villages across Saddleworth Moor.
Allan said: "I thought I'd get my skis out and pole my way to people's homes, as I can get there much quicker."