Travel disruption continues across South Yorkshire following earlier snowfall

Many bus services are diverted or curtailed due to the snowy and icy conditions across South Yorkshire this evening (January 2).

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 6:09 pm

A Met Office yellow ‘be alert’ weather warning remains in place on Saturday, with forecasters warning of longer journey times by road, bus and train services as snow and ice affects travel.

Following snowfall earlier today, Stagecoach Yorkshire is reporting disruption to some of its services but says it is “working hard to get back to normal as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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Snow in Darfield, Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

The firm's 72 and 72a services between Chapeltown and Manvers are currently not serving Hoyland, Elsecar and Sherburn Gate; while the 44 service between Rotherham and Chapeltown is not serving Scholes Village and Watson Road.

Stagecoach added that its 86 service between Chapeltown and Lowedges not serving Bevan Way. Instead, it is diverting on Burncross Road in both directions, and not serving Bracken Hill – diverting via Hallwood Road and Penistone Road in both directions.

In Rotherham, the 95 between Barnsley and Kexbrough is not Serving Queens Drive.

There are also multiple disruptions following inclement weather in Barnsley. More information can be found here.

First South Yorkshire is now reporting that all its services are running as normal after earlier disruption.

The Met Office has said that icy patches are likely on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

A yellow warning for snow and ice continues into Sunday morning, with wet and sometimes wintery showers expected and lows of 2° in Sheffield – although it will feel much colder at times.

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