A66 reopens as heavy snow causes problems for motorists

Newby Head Pass in the Yorkshire Dales. Photo: Thomas Beresford.

Heavy snow caused problems for motorists this morning with police closing the A66 trans-Pennine route shut in both directions.

The road has now reopened.

Eight inches of drifting snow was reported on the Newby Head Pass between Hawes and Ingleton this morning.

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The Met Office yesterday issued a yellow weather warning for snow for much of Richmondshire.

The warning lasts until 12noon today.

Newby Head Pass in the Yorkshire Dales. Photo: Thomas Beresford.

Traffic camera on the A684 near Leyburn shows snow on the road this morning.

Updates to follow.