Covid vaccination centre in Yorkshire closed as heavy snow hits region
The vaccine site in Barnsley tells patients its service is suspended and urges them not to travel.
image copyrightimage captionBus companies have warned of disruption and delays to servicesThe snowfall has also resulted in a number of delays and cancellations to bus services in parts of the region.First West Yorkshireit was experiencing disruption across its network and Arriva Yorkshire also said there would be issues with some of its services.
Stagecoach Yorkshire said itswere being suspended due to the road conditions.Many motorists have reported hazardous driving conditions on many routes.Phil Airey said his usual 30 minute commute from Boston Spa to Harrogate took 90 minutes due to the poor conditions.
"The gritters have been doing their job but any sort of hill then it's not very good and if you go off onto the little roads well they are not good at all."image copyrightWest Yorkshire Police Road Policing Unitimage captionPolice have urged drivers to stay at home until the roads clear headtopics.com
Police in West and North Yorkshire said drivers should take care and allow extra time on many routes.West Yorkshire's road policing unit said it was dealing with a number of collisions and said its message to drivers was "stay at home".North Yorkshire Police said the
due to a number of vehicles getting stuck in the snow and the county council said the A170 was closed at Sutton Bank.image copyrightimage captionPolice say they have dealt with a number of collisions and accidentsPolice forces have reminded people that they should only be travelling for essential reasons, due to the continuing national coronavirus lockdown.
Leeds City Council said it was suspending its refuse collections due to "unsafe driving and walking conditions".It said staff would continue to grit primary routes in the city and at key areas such as the city's coronavirus vaccination centres.
Sheffield City Council said it was also prioritising areas around vaccination and testing centres to support vehicle and pedestrian access. Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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Heavy snow 🤣 Heavy snow is more than 12 inches everywhere in the world except the UK it seems where 2 inches will suffice Yeah, must be at least an inch of snow. And Yorkshire comes to grinding halt. Hilarious.