VIDEO: Doncaster wakes up to blanket of snow

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Doncaster is under a blanket of snow this morning - but our part of the region seems to have escaped the worst of the Boxing Day blizzards.

Snow began falling early yesterday evening and continued to fall to around midnight in parts, giving a covering of several centimetres.

And while fire crews were kept busy, there were no major incidents like those seen in other parts of South Yorkshire including a National Express coach becoming stranded in Sheffield and a lorry crash on the M1 near Barnsley which closed the motorway.

However, travellers have been warned to expect disruption on all services this morning.

Robin Hood Airport’s runway is currently closed with an update due at 9am. The Met Office has said the worst of the snow has now passed however and it is understood a flight from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius has already landed safely this morning.

Northern Rail is reporting some disruption and cancellation to services in Sheffield and West Yorkshire while passengers travelling to and from London King’s Cross face upheveal due to over-running engineering works.

Passengers are being advised that journeys on the East Coast Main Line will terminate at Peterborough or Stevenage and that all routes will be turned back at Finsbury Park.

Buses on some estate routes could also be subject to some delays or cancellations due to snow or ice.

Passengers are advised to check with their service provider before setting out.

The forecast for the next few days is occasional wintry showers but largely bright and cold.

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