SNOW is forecast for Bradford as a weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for Yorkshire.

A yellow warning for sleet and snow showers in the east of Yorkshire has been issued by the Met Office for today with ice during Thursday evening and night and into Friday morning.

Light and heavy snow is forecast for Bradford from 3am on Tuesday until after 9am with the temperature predicted to fall to about freezing.

North Yorkshire police tweeted this morning that its Skipton-based Safety Camera Officer said there was a light dusting of snow on the Dales towards Hawes and on the A65 between Settle and Ingleton there was frozen surface water causing dangerous black ice on the road.

The force also tweeted that the A169 over the North York Moors was hit by snow and the road was becoming very slippy.

Scarborough also saw snow falling today.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said: “When making plans for dealing with winter weather we look at several detailed forecasts which are localised across the whole of the district as well as taking data from weather stations. We constantly monitor this data throughout the day, making plans as appropriate.

“Our plan for this evening and in to the early hours is to do a full grit of the priority one routes which cover 62% of all roads across the district. This will start at 6pm this evening and usually takes around 2-3hours to complete. We will start gritting night patrols at 9pm which will continue throughout the night, gritting where needed. Our hand gritting crews will be out at 5am tomorrow morning gritting pavements and footways in the city centre and in town centres across the district.

“No ‘Weather Warnings’ for snow have been issued for the Bradford district overnight or for tomorrow, however a light dusting of snow has been forecast which will be confined to high ground. If the forecasts change we will, as always adjust our plans as necessary.”