Motorists warned to only travel if necessary in South Yorkshire due to snow

Snow in Lowedges this morning
Snow in Lowedges this morning

Motorists have been warned to only make essential journeys today, with many of the county's roads covered in snow and with more expected.

Beast from the East: Motorists warned to only travel if necessary in South Yorkshire due to snow

Motorists have been warned to only make essential journeys today, with many of the county's roads covered in snow and with more expected.

Travel South Yorkshire, which coordinates public transport services, said: "If you are planning to travel today, please only make necessary journeys.

"The operators are working hard, and there are many services still running - but we cannot say what will happen later on and we wouldn't want you to get stuck. Keep warm, and keep safe."

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has also issued a warning today because of the snow and ice on the roads.

A spokesman said: "We're still here to keep you safe, but help to keep us available for those most in need by taking extra care on the roads and ideally only travelling if absolutely necessary."