Severe weather warning issued as South Yorkshire prepares for snow and ice

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A severe weather warning has been issued for snow and ice across South Yorkshire tomorrow.

The Met Office has put a yellow warning in place and predicted there could be up to 5cm of snow in hilly areas.

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Members of the public have been urged to be aware of the potential for hazardous driving conditions from midnight tonight.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “A weather system will cross to the south of the warning area early on Friday. This will bring rain to many areas but snow is likely over some of the higher ground, such as the Pennines.

“Even at lower levels there is a risk that rain may turn to snow before it clears eastwards - but this not happening everywhere.

“The snow could be heavy on hills, giving 5 cm or so, but on lower ground temporary accumulations of up to 2 cm seem more likely.

“Following clearance at the end of the night, there is an increasing risk of ice forming on untreated surfaces.”

The warning is currently in place until 10am tomorrow morning.

South Yorkshire residents are advised to keep checking the local weather forecast, and plan ahead for potential minor delays on the roads due to slower traffic.