Slideshow: Cold snap set to continue

Blizzards and lightning that lit up the dark skies brought more snow disruption as the cold snap kept its icy grip on Calderdale.

Main roads were blanketed in snow overnight on Wednesday and into Thursday morning bringing roads to a standstill.

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The Met Office has continued to issue weather warnings over the next couple of days with more cold weather forecast

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “The snowfall is going to continue throughout the night. In the amber area we could see more than 5cm of snow, and more than 15cm on higher ground.

“The impact on peoples’ lives will be more pronounced as people will be trying to get to work and school.”

Cold blasts from Greenland and Iceland will send the mercury plummeting to around 2-3 C.

Showers and overnight frosts also bring the risk of icy stretches forming on untreated surfaces, while strong winds will accentuate the bitter cold feel. The weather will turn slightly milder on Friday but an Arctic blast will send a fresh wave of snow and freezing temperatures over the weekend.

The Met Office has issued snow warnings for the weekend and said more could be put in place.

Metro had warnings in place to passengers as many bus companies had to run limited routes throughout the day. Schools were also badly hit with 32 being closed in the morning.

Calderdale Council services were disrupted with refuse crews only working on the main roads. Recycling crews were also out on the main roads but will not be able to collect boxes of glass/cans until the next collection day.

The council confirmed that all crews were out gritting major (precautionary) routes to keep them open and safe and advised people to take extra care if you need to drive on untreated roads.