Leeds & West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire councils combat icy conditions

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Media captionThe car's route takes it along Roundhay Road and through Harehills

Gritting will continue on main roads across West Yorkshire as widespread ice is forecast overnight on untreated routes.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice for the region for Tuesday.

Councils said they were prepared for falling temperatures but urged drivers to take extreme care.

More than 600 schools were closed and flights disrupted after heavy snow on Monday.

Leeds Bradford Airport has remained open but adverse weather conditions have caused some disruption to flight schedules.

Travellers are advised to check flights before arriving at the airport.

BBC weather forecaster Paul Hudson said the outbreaks of snow had "fizzled out" and the emphasis was now on icy conditions.

He added the freezing weather would continue all week before warmer weather next weekend.

Leeds City Council said primary routes would be gritted from 05:00 GMT on Tuesday morning and warned drivers to take extra care driving on side roads during Monday evening.

In Bradford the council said pavement gritters would also be out in the city centres from 05:00 GMT alongside a full grit of main routes.

Wakefield Council said its priority on Tuesday morning would be clearing the priority roads that carry 90% of traffic. The council added: "We are well prepared."

Kirklees Council began a full grit at 18:00 GMT on Monday to counter falling evening temperatures

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