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Weather Problems on Yorkshire Coast

Weather Problems on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 6:53am 24th February 2020. (Updated at 8:58am 24th February 2020)

Snow and sleet is causing problems for drivers on the Yorkshire coast this morning. 

A166 Garrowby Hill: blocked due to snow affecting Bridlington to York.

B1248 Staxton Hill: Callers report it's now impassable. Others report it being treacherous between Staxton Hill and Driffield due to the snow. Latest reports suggest people at the bottom of the hill are stopping traffic going up it.

A170 Racecourse Road and Stepney Hill Scarborough: Severe delays of up to 45 minutes due to a combination of temporary lights and incidents on the road between Falsgrave and East Ayton.

A169 between Sleights and Goathland: visibility is very poor and there is a covering of snow, a caller reports.

A171: Caller has driven Teesside to Scarborough on the A171 in a 4x4 and has found it difficult the whole way on the moors. Says it’s 3 inches deep in some places. Would recommend against using the road. Other callers report very poor conditions between Scarborough and Whitby, describing it as treacherous. 



A170: Caller reports single file traffic and snow-covered road between Pickering and Helmsley and very treacherous driving conditions. Also problems are reported on Stepney Hill.

A64: Snow settling on the A64 between Scarborough and Malton with reports of drivers braking hard and driving too fast for the conditions.

Goathland School: Opening late at 11:00am due to the wintry conditions.

Lealholm and Castleton School: Opening at 10:00am although they will review that later.

Snow near Aislaby this morning
Snow near Aislaby outside Whitby this morning.
Salstersgate Bank
An accident on the A170 Saltersgate Bank

This Met Office Weather Warning is in place until 3:00pm today:

"A band of rain reaching southern parts of northern England during Sunday night quickly turns to snow before spreading northeastwards across the rest of the warning area. Across northern England, snow will then turn to rain from the south and west through the course of the morning before slowly turning to rain at lower levels over the part of the warning area in Scotland. The bulk of accumulations will be above 200 metres where 2-5 cm is likely in many areas whilst above 300 to 400 metres 5 to 10 cm is expected. At lower levels accumulations will be smaller, patchier and shorter-lived and it may be that little, if any, snow falls in some eastern coastal areas. A brief spell of freezing rain is possible as snow begins to turn to rain, leading to icy stretches. Meanwhile, given saturated ground and recent flooding, the combination of snow melt and rain may also bring about some disruption, mainly over parts of northern England."


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