Snow hits Harrogate hard today with chaos on the roads

Harrogate motorists are being advised to leave their cars at home today, Monday, as the snow turns roads to chaos with minor accidents and big queues.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 9:43 am
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 10:25 am

Such is the disruption because of winter weather in central Harrogate and the roads in and out of the town, some schools are closing and school bus services are being effected.

There are two yellow weather warnings in place for snow and rain.

Schools reported closed today, according to North Yorkshire County Council, include: Harrogate High School - closed, Beckwithshaw CP School - opening at 11.00, Bedale High School - closed, Darley Primary School - closed, Hookstone Chase Primary School - closed, Nidderdale High School - closed, Oatlands Infant School, Harrogate - closed, and more.

Snow chaos - The scene of traffic on Knaresborough Road in Harrogate this morning, Monday.

A number of flood warnings and flood alerts are also in place in the Boroughbridge and Nidderdale areas, including:

River Ure at Milby Island

River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park

River Swale at Helperby

River Swale at Howe village and by Skipton Bridge

Lower River Nidd

Lower River Ure

Upper River Aire

Upper River Nidd

Lower River Swale