More snow on the way for Harrogate as Met Office issues second warning for region

Harrogate woke up to a heavy dusting of snow this morning - and the Met Office is warning there is more to come later this week.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 12:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 12:48 pm

The district is set for a chilly end to 2020 with weather experts issuing a further warning for snow to fall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Early morning flurries had caused traffic concerns across the region with North Yorkshire Police issuing a specific warning about conditions on the A61 between Harrogate and Ripon.

In a tweet, NYP stated: "Snow is falling in most of North Yorkshire this morning. Particularly the A61 road between Ripon and Harrogate is treacherous. Please drive carefully and allow extra time for your journey."

Now the Met Office has issued a further yellow warning for more of the same, as the whole country looks set to be gripped by freezing temperatures on December 30 and 31.

The warning is issued for between 6pm on Wednesday through to 2pm on Thursday and reads: "Snow arriving from the north later Wednesday, moving south through Thursday morning may lead to some travel disruption.

Harrogate can expect more snow across the region over the coming week.

"Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some higher routes across Scotland and northwest England may briefly become impassable early Thursday morning."

Harrogate Borough Council has issued a statement this morning to say that some waste and recycling collections could be delayed as a result of the weather, warning that "it does cause disruption for our teams trying to collect waste and recycling. Teams have to move slower on the slippery ground, and the wagons also struggle in the slippery conditions."

It goes on to say: "Please bear with us particularly in rural areas and on high ground where conditions mean there could be some delays to your collection schedule. Don't worry, we know where has been collected and where hasn’t so we will be back for it!"