Operator suspends all bus services in Sheffield as heavy snow overnight causes chaos

First South Yorkshire have suspended all their services in Sheffield after heavy snow fell across the city.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 6:58 am

Sheffield has woken up to a blanket of snow this morning and more is expected to fall throughout the day.

The Met Office upgraded its yellow warning of snow to an amber ‘danger to life’ warning yesterday and the weather is already causing havoc in Sheffield.

First South Yorkshire have been forced to suspend all services with cars already getting stuck on some of Sheffield's major roads.

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A First South Yorkshire spokesperson said: “We have currently suspended all services again due to the weather conditions. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and will continue to update you as the day progresses.”

Parts of northern England have seen heavy snowfall overnight, with the Met Office warning rural communities are at risk of becoming cut off and widespread travel disruption is likely.

An amber weather warning for snow came in force across much of South Yorkshire, and parts of Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester at 3am on Tuesday and will last until 1pm.

Between 3cm and 8cm of snow is likely across the area, with 10cm to 15cm possible in areas above 200 metres.

Overnight, vehicles became stuck on the eastbound M62 near Rochdale, Lancashire, between junction 21 for Milnrow and junction 22 for Denshaw leading to a temporary closure of the carriageway, and a lorry jack-knifed on the same motorway westbound between junction 23 and junction 22 in the early hours.

Forecasters said motorists who brave the roads are at risk of becoming stranded, while rail and air cancellations are likely.