Snow still affecting parts of North Yorkshire

Snow still affecting parts of the region

A delivery van is left in the snow after coming off the Pickering to Whitby road

Jenny Bentley clears her path of snow at Lockton, near Pickering

From left, Craig Parker, Mark Baranovsky, Carl Baranovsky and Greg Davies with their charity igloo

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SNOW is still affecting parts of North Yorkshire and causing problems on the region’s roads.

The van pictured fell foul of snowy conditions on the A169 near Pickering, as temperatures struggled to rise above freezing again yesterday.

While York has escaped heavy snowfall, the village of Lockton, on the North York Moors, saw plenty of snow with residents forced to dig their way out of their homes.

It was not all bad news, however. A team of fundraisers from Harrogate have built an igloo on the town’s Stray, which they plan to auction to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The igloo is described as a smartly appointed ground floor stand-alone studio apartment. It also comes with its own snowman.

Bidding for the icy dwelling closes at 8pm tonight. To make a bid, visit ebay.co.uk and search for igloo Harrogate or to make a donation visit justgiving.com/iglooforsale

Bids have so far reached more than £500, though the successful buyer may need to make the most of their purchase in the coming days.

Forecasters say the snow flurries will die out by the weekend and give way to damper, milder weather.

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12:23pm Thu 24 Jan 13

timcore says...

More snow-based none-news. Yawn.
More snow-based none-news. Yawn. timcore
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1:00pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Shouter says...

Snow joke!
Snow joke! Shouter
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8:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Today from the top of Garrowby Hill down to Leavening the narrow road has six foot drifts at the side of the road. Passable - but dodgy if you've to pull off to pass another vehicle. You need a 4x4 to do that!
Today from the top of Garrowby Hill down to Leavening the narrow road has six foot drifts at the side of the road. Passable - but dodgy if you've to pull off to pass another vehicle. You need a 4x4 to do that! Garrowby Turnoff
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8:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

TT says...

It's winter. Get on with it !
It's winter. Get on with it ! TT
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2:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

MouseHouse says...

What snow? Very little here to the south west of York. hasn't been much for days now. GET ON WITH IT!
What snow? Very little here to the south west of York. hasn't been much for days now. GET ON WITH IT! MouseHouse
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