Humber region braced for further snowfall

Snow in East Yorkshire
Image caption More than a dozen schools across East Yorkshire closed because of the weather

Up to 10cm (4in) of snow is expected to fall overnight in the Humber region, the Met Office has confirmed.

A yellow warning has been issued for the region by the Met Office, which said snowfall is expected to continue into Saturday.

People are being warned of possible disruption through the night and early on Saturday.

A number of sporting fixtures have been cancelled because of the weather.

Grimsby Town match against Braintree was called off, with a rescheduled date for the game yet to be arranged.

More than a dozen schools across East Yorkshire were closed earlier as a precaution.

Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said difficult weather conditions posed problems for their crews.

A spokesman said: "When temperatures plummet and snow and ice are on the ground, crews traditionally see a marked increase in weather-related incidents [such as] slips, trips and falls and road traffic collisions - all of which put additional pressure on their service.

"We have plans in place to help us ensure we can continue to operate in the adverse conditions but [we] ask that the public also make their own plans to ensure they don't need to call us unnecessarily for assistance."

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