RECAP: Snow and fog hits Huddersfield and roads are still closed – Live updates


All the latest traffic and travel reports as the weather takes another turn for the worst

Huddersfield has again been hit by bad weather with more snow showers and fog reducing visibility to a few hundred yards in places.

There is a yellow warning for ice tonight which runs from 11pm to 11am tomorrow.

Kirklees Council gritters have reopened the Holme Moss road this afternoon.

The council is planning a full grit at 5am in time for Monday morning’s rush hour.

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And Holme Moss is now open. Cracking effort from the gritting teams at Kirklees Council.

More photos from incident on Bank End Road. Residents fear there could one day be a fatality due to sat-navs directing drivers down this steep road.

This Renault Clio crashed at the bottom of Bank End Road at Bolster Moor.

The photograph was taken today by Matt Ellis.

It is not known whether the driver was injured in the crash. The road is said to be an accident blackspot in icy conditions.

This Renalt Clio crashed at the bottom of Bank End Road, Bolster Moor

Members of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team have been working ‘round the clock’ in the last few days.

A search and rescue dog out with the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team

A spokesman for the team has revealed some of the incidents they have attended during the atrocious weather.

• Team members assisted Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a casualty with a suspected fractured femur.

• The team assisted West Yorkshire Police and neighbouring rescue teams with patrolling high-level routes rescuing drivers and families in distress – in some cases, vehicles had skidded off the road or were stranded for several hours in snowdrifts with sub-zero temperatures and high winds with no supplies

• Local farmers helped to clear a route for a patient to get to hospital for dialysis. Team members drove the patient home afterwards.

• A total of 22 people were evacuated from the M62 to the North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax. The team supplied hot drinks to stranded drivers on the M62 throughout the night.

• Team members assisted countless stranded drivers, helping to dig out vehicles or evacuating the passengers to a place of safety.

Poor visibility for drivers across parts of West Yorkshire and those driving over the Pennines.

Bit of a sat-nav disaster for this Huddersfield driver.

And this is the icy road they were driving on:

Great to see everybody pulling together over the last few days. The emergency services have done a great job.

Update on bus services affected by the weather:

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for ice between 11pm tonight and 11am tomorrow morning. You’ll need to be prepared for the Monday morning commute.

They are also saying that snow is “likely” at times mainly over the Pennines though amounts are “expected to be small.”

All lanes are back open now on the M1 after the earlier crash between Ossett and Wakefield.

The Kirklees gritters are revving up for the morning. Who else thinks they’ve done a great job over the last few days? A thankless task. So here’s some thanks!

Our photographer Simon Morley took this video at Meltham this morning.

If you’re travelling further afield here’s one from Northern Rail.

Trains between Leeds and Lancaster, and between Leeds and Carlisle, won’t run at all today due to the weather.

This is what it’s like out in Holmfirth right now. A foggy view of Greenfield Road from our photographer Simon Morley.

And we didn’t mean this Foggy.


Two lanes closed Southbound on the M1 between Ossett and Wakefield after a crash. Police on scene dealing.

It looks horrible out there. Highways England patrols are on the motorways and major roads to keep drivers safe.

Here’s the latest update from Metro on the buses. Disruption to services as follows:


310 running Huddersfield – Holmfirth only


512 Halifax – Mixenden (Pellon Lane) Not operating by Hambledon Estate.

512 Halifax – Mixenden (Lee Mount) Not operating via Hambledon Estate

536 537 NOT serving Outlane (via Ainley Top)

560 Halifax – Commons Missing Commons terminating at Rishworth.

589/590 Todmorden – Rochdale Operating via Red Lees Road (589 route) due to Mount Lane being blocked.

901 – Not serving Cragg Vale


615 Service Following 616 service from Four Lane Ends Omitting Bell Dean Road in both directions.

617/618 services following Allerton Road To Sandy Lane old terminus omitting saffron Drive and Bell Dean Road In Both Directions.

637 To clayton is omitting Pasture Lane and following 636 route to Clayton

680 Service is diverted along North Park Rd in both directions

So who’s out on their bikes this morning I wonder? Real dedication, that’s for sure. Thanks to our friend Sandie Nicholson who takes some great pictures around Holmfirth.

West Yorkshire Roads Policing Unit is warning about thick fog on the M62. I reckon if you don’t have to travel stay at home. Is it worth the risk?

Huddersfield weather for the next few days

This is a road to avoid at the best of times. Ice warning for Round Ings Road.

It’s looking wintry at Ainley Top at the moment. Take care if you are heading out in the car.

An important message from Huddersfield Samaritans this morning.

Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens reckons the Beast from the East is on its way out – but maybe there’s a sting in the tail.

And how did they manage to make this snowman? It was the wrong kind of snow, surely?

This is what the M62 looks like this morning. Beware of the fog – and snow – if you are out and about.

This is the latest from Kirklees Council’s gritting team:

Pretty scene in Slaithwaite captured by Examiner reporter Joanne Douglas.

We’ve still got roads closed because of the snow – the A6024 Woodhead/Holme Moss Road shut between the A635 Greenfield Road (Holmfirth) and A628 Woodhead Pass (High Peak).

The A640 Huddersfield Road is also closed due to snow between Denshaw and the turn for Elland.

Alex Stappard has shared this video of the snowy scene outside his home at Scapegoat Hill. The snow looks to be quite heavy up there.

There’s heavy snow showers around Huddersfield right now with fog over high ground. At least it’s not a work day so the roads are quieter.

There’s a yellow warning for ice in place. We’ll keep you right up to date here.

Scapegoat Hill in the snow


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