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The Latest Snow Advice for the Yorkshire Coast

The Latest Snow Advice for the Yorkshire Coast

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 3:03pm 3rd December 2010. (Updated at 3:49pm 3rd December 2010)

Subzero temperatures set to make driving conditions even more hazardous

North Yorkshire Police have issued a fresh safety warning as the temperature across the county is forecast to drop below -10oC tonight making driving conditions treacherous.

As the subzero temperatures may lead to black ice on all roads, drivers are urged to take even greater care when making journeys and to consider whether it is essential to travel.

If you do take to the roads drivers take extra care and be mindful of black ice. The road surface can be deceiving appearing wet but could be like skating rink.

Drivers must:

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    • Slow down
    • Allow more time for the journey
    • Give more room between their car and the vehicle ahead

During similar conditions in January this year there were a number of collisions that left people seriously injured and in one tragedy, on the A1 near Richmond, a 16-year-old boy was killed. This resulted in a four year prison sentence for a lorry driver who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Before they set on out on journeys drivers should make sure that:

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    • Check the route they are intending on taking
    • All windows and lights are free of snow and ice
    • They have a shovel and, if possible, salt with them
    • That they have warm clothing and provisions in case they get stuck
    • That they have a fully charged mobile phone
    • Consider taking hot food and drinks

For more advice and information on driving in adverse weather conditions please visit the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/winterdriving. Drivers can also find traffic updates by following this link.

 

 

HUMBERSIDE POLICE ROADS UPDATE – 03/12/10

AS the bad weather continued across the region overnight and into this morning Humberside Police are still advising motorists to take extra care and drive according to the weather conditions.

 

Humberside Police are experiencing significant calls for service due to the weather as are our partner agencies. We are asking the public to consider whether calls are essential before ringing and also to expect an increased response time.

 

The snow and a freezing fog has left a number of roads across our region difficult to drive on and in some places poor visibility.

 

Rural roads have been particularly affected and people are urged to travel only if it is essential. 

 

The message being sent out today is that if you don’t have to travel then don't and please take care even if you are walking to your destination.

 

There have been no reports of any major incidents this morning, however the roads in the area that are causing some issues are:

 

The Humber Bridge Northbound has one lane passable with care and there is heavy fog.

There is heavy fog on the M180 between junction 4 and 3 so drivers are being urged to drive with care.

 

The A180 westbound from Pyewipe is down to one lane.

 

The snow has settled on the A15 from Lincoln but is passable.

 

Garrowby Hill is well gritted and passable with care.

 

The A164 Jocks Lodge to Willerby is passable and between Willerby and Humber Bridge the traffic is moving slowly.

 

Great Gutter Lane is passable only to 4x4 vehicles.

 

A165 Beeford to Bridlington is passable.

 

A1614 to Driffield is passable.

 

Motorists can reduce the chances of a collision while driving in such conditions by simply allowing extra time for your journey, giving vehicles in front of you more space, allowing extra time to slow your vehicle prior to junctions and sharp bends or avoiding roads which may not have been treated will reduce the chances of you falling foul of the icy conditions.

 

A Humberside Police spokesman said:

"Despite the heavy snowfall we have not experienced a high volume of incidents on our roads however we are urging anyone travelling around the region to be cautious allowing extra time for their journey, extra space to slow your vehicle down at junctions and leave a greater distance between yourself and the vehicle you are following in order to ensure you are not caught out by the icy conditions.

 

"The predictions are that these current weather conditions could be with us across the region for the next few days. Some parts of the region have been experiencing snow, fog and extremely low temperatures which can make driving conditions very dangerous. Please be careful and take extra care on your journey."

 

This is the latest advice from East Yorkshire buses..

In view of the bad weather EYMS have again made the decision to cancel some of their late evening bus services.  If anyone is going out in Hull tonight we would strongly advise them to check their bus home is running before they set out.  The following services will not run tonight (Friday night):

  • Service 75 from Withernsea at 7.57pm.
  • Service 75 from Hull at 9.15pm.
  • Service 75 from Withernsea at 9.45pm.
  • Service 75 from Hull at 11pm.
  • Service 121 from Driffield (to Hull) at 9.07pm.
  • Service 121 from Hull at 9.25pm.
  • Service 121 from Driffield (to Hull) at 8.07pm.
  • Service 121 from Hull at 10.25pm.
  • Service 121 from Hull at 11pm.
  • Service 121 from Bridlington (to Driffield) at 11pm.
  • Service 240 from Hornsea at 10pm.
  • Service 240 from Hull at 11pm.
  • Service 746 from Pocklington (to York) at 10.25pm.
  • Service 746 from York at 11.10pm.
  • Service 155 from Elloughton (to Howden) at 8.22pm.
  • Service 155 from Howden at 9.15pm.
  • Service 153 from Hull at 10.55pm.
  • Service 156 from Elloughton (to Goole) at 9.45pm.
  • Service 156 from Goole at 10.45pm.

Most other services are running, but some are having to take alternative routes because of impassable roads.  A regularly updated list is available on our website www.eyms.co.uk.  Passengers can also ring BusCall on 01482 22 22 22, although lines are very busy at the moment.  We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused to our passengers due to the bad weather.

 

Here’s the link to our website snow updates - http://www.eyms.co.uk/content/busservices/newsitem.aspx?id=595 – we’d appreciate it if you could update listeners throughout the afternoon/evening on your traffic and travel news.

EAST COAST KEEPS BRITAIN MOVING AS BIG FREEZE ENTERS SECOND WEEK

 

 

Train operator carries a third more passengers as flight delays continue

 

East Coast is working hard to keep Britain on the move as the big freeze enters its second week.

The train operator is carrying a third more passengers than at the same time last year and will continue to run a special timetable between Edinburgh and London today and across the weekend, as staff keep work hard day and night to keep trains on the move.

East Coast is also thanking passengers for their patience as journey times are extended due to ice and snow on the tracks as temperatures have plummeted well below 0C, especially in northern England and Scotland.

Latest statistics released today showed the extent to which airline passengers between Scotland and London have switched to the train during the bad weather. Between 28 November and 2 December, East Coast carried 34 per cent more passengers from Scotland to London than in the same five days last year.

East Coast Operations Director Danny Williams said: “We’re working hard to ensure we keep our trains running to provide an alternative to flying or driving, and to keep Britain moving.

“We have been able to operate around two thirds of our usual number of trains on an amended timetable this week.

“We understand the impact delays and a reduced number of services have had on our customers, and would like to thank them for their patience during this challenging time. Our staff will continue to work hard to make customers as comfortable as possible and to ensure they get to their destinations today and over the weekend.”

East Coast’s amended timetable provides a broadly hourly service between Edinburgh or Leeds and London, supported by further services between Newcastle and London. East Coast expects to continue to use this timetable over the weekend.

East Coast has been operating trains at a maximum speed of 80 miles per hour (mph) during most of this week, in place of the usual 125 mph between Edinburgh and London, due to the volume of snow and ice on and around the railway.

Passengers travelling to or from Glasgow can connect at Edinburgh with Scotrail’s half hourly service between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street. Other train services to the west and north of Edinburgh are currently subject to delay or cancellation.

Temperatures in Scotland last night fell to the lowest in the UK at just below -20 C and are forecast to fall even lower tonight.

Latest updated train running information is available on the East Coast website, www.eastcoast.co.uk. In addition, a dedicated snow hotline number has been set up to give updated information around the clock on all train operators’ services during the wintry weather. The number is: 0845 301 7641. Select option five for the latest information on East Coast services.

 

    



URGENT TRAVEL ADVICE FROM NORTHERN RAIL FOR FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER


The majority of Northern Rail services are operating as normal with few problems west of the Pennines, in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.
However, severe weather is continuing to affect some train services in Yorkshire and Humberside and the North East with a number of routes closed due to heavy snow.  As a result, it is extremely unlikely that we will be able to operate any services on the following routes tomorrow (Friday 3 December):
•    Cleethorpes - Barton on Humber
•    Sheffield - Lincoln (via Retford)
•    Huddersfield - Wakefield
•    Leeds - Manchester Victoria (via Dewsbury and Brighouse) but services will be running via Bradford
•    Halifax - Brighouse -  Huddersfield
•    York - Sheffield (via Pontefract)
•    Wakefield - Pontefract
•    Leeds Castleford - Wakefield Kirkgate (services will be operating between Leeds and Wakefield Kirkgate but are unable to call at Castleford)
•    Leeds  Castleford - Pontefract
•    Bridlington - Scarborough
•    Middlesbrough - Whitby
•    Morpeth - Chathil

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Subject to successful snow ploughing of routes this evening we hope we will be able to resume the following services tomorrow:
•    Barnsley - Huddersfield
•    Sheffield - Doncaster – Adwick
•    Sheffield - Leeds / Doncaster services to call at Rotherham
Confirmation will be available at the websites listed below.
Unfortunately, due to poor road conditions will be unable to run any replacement bus services.
Passengers are advised to check for up to date train running information, online via Northern’s Live Departures page, by phoning the National Rail Enquiries snow hotline on 0845 301 7641 or visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.northernrail.org


Just to let you know that our website is being regularly updated with snow info, you can get the latest details here http://www.eyms.co.uk/content/busservices/newsitem.aspx?id=595 ..

We’d appreciate it if you could let your listeners know of any developments, or refer them to www.eyms.co.uk for updates.

The lateast from Scarborough Borough Council..


Bin collections – all areas


The additional overnight snowfall and drop in temperature is having a serious impact on our bin collection services today.  Icy road conditions are making it unsafe to operate in many areas of the borough and with an overnight recorded minimum temperature of -17 degrees C, hydraulics on some of our collection vehicles have started to freeze.

It is anticipated that today's scheduled collections will be seriously affected, although we are monitoring weather conditions and will make further attempts to undertake collections if the temperature increases.

All garden waste collections planned for next week are being cancelled to enable all remaining collection services to return to normal once weather conditions improve.  If anyone has a significant amount of garden waste ready for collection please email customer.first@scarborough.gov.uk or call 01723 232323; we will try to undertake a collection of any reported garden waste on Thursday 9 December.

General gritting


Where bin collections cannot be made, these crews are assisting street cleansing colleagues with gritting and snow clearing on pavements and high footfall areas.  In badly affected areas, such as Filey, additional resources have been put in place to assist with these operations.

Staff will be assisting with gritting over the weekend and will continue to do so until normal street cleansing operations can be undertaken.


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