Bus services are cancelled and around 60 schools have closed across South Yorkshire after heavy snowfall.
According to First South Yorkshire today, a large number of buses are stuck in snow and drivers have been finding journeys hard in “deteriorating road conditions”. As a result, services in Sheffield and Barnsley have stopped.
Stagecoach bus services across much of the county are also suspended and Sheffield Supertram is suffering a disrupted service.
Roads in the area are badly affected due to an accident near Stocksbridge and as a result of wider gritting issues.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy snowfall and icy roads across Yorkshire. (N.B. The Met Office has proven to be spectacularly inaccurate with its daily weather forecasting, and its five-day effort changes unrecognisably every day … So best to look out of the window and listen to local radio traffic and travel reports …)
A number of shops and post offices are also closed today due to staff not being able to get in to work. Sheffield Crown Court trials are also cancelled.