Snow and ice affect Harrogate travel

Stainburn Forst near to Beckwithshaw (s).
Stainburn Forst near to Beckwithshaw (s).
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Heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures have affected travel around Harrogate this morning.

Sheet ice is affecting routes off the A59 Bradford and Leeds road into Harrogate.

Traffic is locked at Pannal and Burn Bridge.

Penny Pot Lane in Harrogate is shut both ways between the B6451 and B6161 Oaker Bank.

Main roads are largely clear, but motorists may find side roads difficult to pass.

Some commuters have turned round at Burn Bridge to try an alternative route because of the ice.

Transdev Harrogate, who run bus services in the area, have cancelled all yellow school services this morning.

Service Three has temporarily stopped after both buses became stuck on Jennyfield Drive.

Service 24 has also been suspended, after a bus got stuck at Summerbridge.

Service 36 is experiencing delays.

Theer are reports traffic lights on Forest Moor Road are stuck on red.

A number of schools and nurseries are not open today.

Train services between York and Leeds via Harrogate are currently running with minor delays.

However, due to problems on other services, rail travellers are warned delays are possible at Leeds.

Temperatures are not expected to rise above 0C today.

In Ripon, Ripon Cathedral CE Primary School and Boroughbridge High School are closed.

Main roads in and out of Ripon are clear,

However, Ripon Racecourse will close at 1pm instead of 5pm today, Lightwater Country Shopping Village and Fountains Abbey are closed.

The following schools in the area are closed:

Acorns Playgroup

Aireville School

All Saints CE School

Ashville College

Beckwithshaw CP School

Belmont Grosvenor School

Bilton Grange CP School

Birstwith CE Primary School

Bishop Monkton CE Primary School

Bishop Thornton CE Primary School

Boroughbridge High School

Burn Bridge Pre-School

Burnt Yates CE Primary School

Calcutt Pre-School Playgroup

Dacre Banks Pre-school Playgroup

Darley CP School

Ermysted’s Grammar School

Follifoot CE School

Fountains CE Primary School

Fountains Playgroup & Pre-school

Fountains Earth

Glasshouses CP School

Green Gables Day Nursery

Hampsthwaite CE Primary School

Harrogate Grammar School

Hookstone Chase CP School

Ings Community Primary and Nursery School

Kettlesing Felliscliffe CP School

Kidwick CE (VC) Primary School

Killinghall CE Primary School

Killinghall Playgroup

King James’ School

Little Stars Pre-school

Markington CE Primary School

Markington Village pre-school

Nidderdale High School and Community College

North Rigton CE (C) Primary School

Pannal CP School

Richard Taylor CE Primary School

Ripley Endowed CE School

Ripon Cathedral CE Primary School

Ripon Grammar School

Rossett Acre Primary School

Rossett School

Scotton Lingerfield CP School

Skipton Girls’ High School

South Craven School

Spofforth CE Controlled Primary School

St Aidan’s CE High School

Staveley CP School

St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School

St John Fisher Catholic High School

St Mary’s RC Primary School

St Nicholas CE Primary School West Tanfield

St Peter’s CE Primary School

St Robert’s Catholic Primary School

St Stephern’s RC Primary School

Summerbridge CP School

The Boyle and Petyt Primary School

The Forest School

The Pupil Referral Unit

Thornton in Craven Community Primary School

Upper Wharfedale School

Wedderburn Infant School

Western Primary School

Woodfield CP School

Woodlands Community Junior School