Skiers help rescue stranded motorists from snowy Dales road

Drivers stranded on a remote road in the Dales found help from an unexpected source - two skiers.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15th February 2018, 10:42 am
Updated Thursday, 15th February 2018, 10:45 am

A number of vehicles became stuck in snow on the notorious Buttertubs Pass on Wednesday afternoon, and called police for assistance.

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The Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team were contacted, and revealed that two of their members were already in the area.

The off-duty pair were skiing to check out a winter training venue when they were asked to divert to the scene.

They checked on the welfare of the drivers before a snowplough arrived to clear the road.