Motorists urged not to travel after heavy snow falls hit district

Recovery at the scene of a crash. Photo: North Yorkshire Police.

Motorists have been urged not to travel after a morning of heavy snow created treacherous driving conditions.

Drivers are facing difficult driving conditions, especially on minor roads and higher ground.

North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have urged drivers not to travel unless its absolutely necessary.

Police were called out to an accident in Gilling Road, Richmond, after a car unable to stop collided with a parked vehicle.

Nobody was injured in the collision.

A police spokesperson said: “We’ve had numerous reports around the county of snow and poor road conditions.

“Please don’t travel unless you absolutely have to and reconsider your route.”

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service added: “There’s lots of snow throughout the county this morning.

“If you don’t need to travel please don’t.

“If you do need to travel make sure you clear snow from your vehicle including the lights before you set off and allow more time for your journey.”

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warnings for snow and ice covering almost all of the UK throughout Friday and into the weekend.

Temperatures of as low as -5C are forecast for Friday night and into Saturday morning in Richmondshire.

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  1. I thought we were meant to be in Lockdown ! Essential travel Only. Had people turning up in our village dumping their cars and going off sledging in the hills

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