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Wintry weather forecast to continue
7:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
Despite British Summer Time starting in less than two weeks, Bradford and the surrounding areas woke to more winter scenes yesterday, leading to cancelled trains, flights and road closures.
And with more snow and freezing temperatures predicted for the next few nights, the outlook for the rest of the week looks equally frosty.
There were no school closures yesterday, and traffic was, for the most part, back to normal by the afternoon but the conditions caused difficulties for many on the morning commute.
And snow caused the late running or cancellation of several services on the Ilkley/Bradford line and the Leeds/Bradford line, and led to the Leeds/Manchester Victoria train to terminate at Bradford Interchange for part of the day.
Although conditions improved as the day went on, there were still reports of delayed trains at lunchtime.
Early morning flights at Leeds Bradford Airport were initially delayed, but by 7am all flights were suspended because of the poor weather conditions. Flights were re-started shortly after 8am, but passengers were warned to consult with their travel company before heading to the airport.
On the roads, the A658 Pool Bank New Road Westbound was reported to be blocked, with queueing traffic due to ice and snow between A659 Arthington Lane and Old Pool Bank, while an accident blocked Woodhall Road in Calverley.
The Met Office has predicted snow today[tue], with temperatures falling to -1C, and a likelihood of further snow on Wednesday, when the mercury drops as low as -4C. Thursday should be snow free, but Thursday and Friday will bring a good chance of more of the white stuff.
The Pennines and Lake District are expected to be the hardest hit areas, with some areas predicted eight inches of snowfall between yesterday and tomorrow night.