"Arctic weather to hit Bradford until Thursday"

Arctic weather is set to grip the district until Thursday.

Motorists are being warned to expect hazardous driving conditions as more heavy snow is forecast for today.

But over the weekend families took their chance to have fun in the snow as out came dozens and dozens of sledges as mums and dads joined their children... and in one case the family pet dog... in sliding down the hills in parks across the district.

The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning for Yorkshire and the Humber, with temperatures not expected to reach above freezing in Bradford over the next four days.

Today, heavy snow and temperatures as low as -3C are expected.

Tomorrow, there will be light snow and temperatures of between freezing and -2C, the Met Office has warned.

On Wednesday, temperatures could be as low as -3C again, with more light snow forecast.

And on Thursday, although the snowfall is set to stop, lows of -4C are expected.

Met Office chief forecaster Martin Young said: “Many parts will stay icy over the next few days, and there is the continuing risk of some snow at times almost anywhere.”

The Met Office uses three weather warnings, with red being the most serious and yellow being the least serious.

Mr Young said the amber warning was in place because of heavy snow expected in North-East England and Eastern Scotland, where accumulations of up to 25cm of fresh snow over the hills would drift in the strong easterly winds.

Over the weekend, train and bus companies reported little disruption to their timetables, with some bus routes in the Spen Valley being diverted away from smaller roads early on Saturday.

But it was a different story for passengers wishing to fly from Leeds-Bradford International Airport, as many flights were delayed and some cancelled.

A spokesman yesterday said: “Leeds-Bradford Airport is open. However, adverse weather conditions are causing some disruption to flight schedules.”

People were advised to check before travellling.

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8:49am Mon 21 Jan 13

Joedavid says...

For once the Council have done a good job keeping gritting the roads over the weekend and need praise for that.
So why with the roads ok and busses running on at least the mains roads are schools shut etc. etc.?
For once the Council have done a good job keeping gritting the roads over the weekend and need praise for that. So why with the roads ok and busses running on at least the mains roads are schools shut etc. etc.? Joedavid

10:41am Mon 21 Jan 13

Albion. says...

Joedavid wrote:
For once the Council have done a good job keeping gritting the roads over the weekend and need praise for that.
So why with the roads ok and busses running on at least the mains roads are schools shut etc. etc.?
'cos they're all soft gits.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: For once the Council have done a good job keeping gritting the roads over the weekend and need praise for that. So why with the roads ok and busses running on at least the mains roads are schools shut etc. etc.?[/p][/quote]'cos they're all soft gits. Albion.

11:05am Mon 21 Jan 13

RollandSmoke says...

The worst snow I can remember was when I was at middle school in the early 80's. Our school had booked a trip to Inglborough Hall in the dales. there was around two to three feet of snow on the ground but we still managed to get there and when we did there were six foot snowdrifts all over the place. Whilst there we were marched to the top of one of the three peaks and taken caving after which we marched the mile or so back to the hall soaking wet. Looking back I think the teachers may well have been insane with sadistic tendencies. H&S would never allow it nowerdays.

HELP, MISSING CAT
could readers in the Shipley area keep their eyes peeled for my cat Luka who has been missing from his home in the Crag Road area of Windhill since January 4th.
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t-pets/view-pet.php?


p=119461&prt=1
The worst snow I can remember was when I was at middle school in the early 80's. Our school had booked a trip to Inglborough Hall in the dales. there was around two to three feet of snow on the ground but we still managed to get there and when we did there were six foot snowdrifts all over the place. Whilst there we were marched to the top of one of the three peaks and taken caving after which we marched the mile or so back to the hall soaking wet. Looking back I think the teachers may well have been insane with sadistic tendencies. H&S would never allow it nowerdays. HELP, MISSING CAT could readers in the Shipley area keep their eyes peeled for my cat Luka who has been missing from his home in the Crag Road area of Windhill since January 4th. http://www.animalsea rchuk.co.uk/find-los t-pets/view-pet.php? p=119461&prt=1 RollandSmoke

2:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Patrick Bateman says...

Also, on a weather related theme:

https://twitter.com/
sickipediabot/status
/293318649807245313

Our reputation precedes us!
Also, on a weather related theme: https://twitter.com/ sickipediabot/status /293318649807245313 Our reputation precedes us! Patrick Bateman

1:40am Tue 22 Jan 13

Wazbfd says...

What is up with you guys? This am I had to drive over 600km in northern Ontario, Canada on roads covered in hard packed snow -28 C and the radio reported 1 school closure, due to a power failure so therefore no water or heat. The teachers still had to report for duty!
What is up with you guys? This am I had to drive over 600km in northern Ontario, Canada on roads covered in hard packed snow -28 C and the radio reported 1 school closure, due to a power failure so therefore no water or heat. The teachers still had to report for duty! Wazbfd

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