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Councillors join York’s snow warden scheme

York Press: City of York Council - zxc

7:46am Monday 16th December 2013

THREE York councillors have signed up to be part of the city’s team of snow wardens following cuts to its winter gritting network.

Call for snow warden volunteers

York Press: Call for snow warden volunteers

9:36am Monday 4th November 2013

VOLUNTEERS are needed to act as snow wardens in York this winter.

Snow still affecting parts of the region

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

10:37am Thursday 24th January 2013

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

Live York snow: rolling weather coverage

York Press: Clearing snow in Malton

8:38am Monday 21st January 2013

Follow this story for live weather coverage on Monday.

Further snow forecast for the region

York Press: Sledging near the University of York.                      Picture: Mike Tipping

9:34am Monday 21st January 2013

A COATING of snow turned the region into a winter wonderland at the weekend – and more snow is expected today.

Heavy snow predicted for North and East Yorkshire

York Press: Racehorses are exercised in the snow on the gallops at Malton

11:08am Saturday 19th January 2013

MORE snow is heading for North and East Yorkshire following last night’s falls, weathermen have warned.

Council parties clash over restocking of salt bins

York Press: Coun David Levene, left, the City of York Council cabinet member for environmental services, and Martin Horner, the council’s head of engineering, watch as salt is prepared to fill salt bins across the city

10:00am Friday 18th January 2013

POLITICAL rivals have clashed over how York’s salt bins were restocked amid freezing temperatures and snow warnings.

Fire chiefs warn of ice danger

York Press: Hoar frost covers the trees on Knavesmire, York

9:29am Friday 18th January 2013

FIRE chiefs have warned budding skaters not to be tempted on to icy ponds and lakes as further snowfall threatens to sweep North and East Yorkshire.

Extra salt in roadside bins to help beat big freeze

9:18am Thursday 17th January 2013

EXTRA stocks of salt have been provided across York as freezing weather grips North Yorkshire.

Deep freeze to continue

York Press: A woman is caught in a heavy snow shower in the centre of Pickering. Pictures: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire and Frank Dwyer

10:52am Wednesday 16th January 2013

THE big freeze is set to deepen in North and East Yorkshire, with temperatures remaining below zero each day after severe overnight frosts.

Region hit by icy blast

York Press: The snow adds a new dimension to some of York’s ancient buildings

11:02am Tuesday 15th January 2013

MOTORISTS faced treacherous journeys in and around York today, with weathermen warning of widespread ice on any untreated roads.

Heavy snow predicted to fall across Yorkshire

York Press: Snow on the high ground of the Yorkshire Wolds at Millington Pastures, near Pocklington, gives walkers a taste of the winter weather and snow that is forecast to affect many areas of the UK in coming days

9:42am Monday 14th January 2013

PARTS of Yorkshire could see up to 10cm of snow today, according to forecasters.

Drivers warned ahead of cold snap

7:45am Saturday 12th January 2013

With snow and icy weather forecasted to take hold this weekend, North Yorkshire Police are advising drivers to keep safe.

Forecasters warn of more wintry weather

York Press: Stranded motorists on the A169 high up on the North York Moors near Fylingdales Moor. Pictures: Anthony Chappel-Ross

10:10am Thursday 6th December 2012

SCORES of motorists were stranded by heavy snow in North Yorkshire – as weathermen predicted further falls today, even on lower ground for a while.

One hundred people volunteer to be snow wardens

10:41am Friday 16th November 2012

A SNOW warden scheme in York has been boosted with the recruitment of 100 volunteers.

Meet the man in charge of York's army of winter warriors

York Press: Bill Manby in the council’s salt barn

8:12am Wednesday 7th November 2012

MEET Bill Manby – the unseen man who will help to mastermind York’s army of winter warriors when snow and ice hit York in coming months.

York in search for snow wardens

7:40am Wednesday 24th October 2012

COULD you help York beat the freeze when winter comes?

Housing plan for ex-pub blocked

8:16am Saturday 11th August 2012

PROPOSALS to turn a former pub in the centre of Selby into a house, office and flats have been blocked.

32 crashes as winter woe continues

York Press: Residents battle through snow in Dunnington

5:03pm Friday 10th February 2012

THERE have been 32 road accidents across North Yorkshire today, as the freezing conditions continue to cause widespread disruption.

Snow puts in another appearance

York Press: Snow comes down in Pocklington yesterday

9:49am Friday 10th February 2012

SNOW made its second appearance in the space of a week in North and East Yorkshire yesterday - but it was only expected to be a brief one.

Snow clearing in York's car parks would ‘drain resources’

9:36am Thursday 9th February 2012

GRITTING policies in York's car parks have been defended by the council after people and cars struggled in an ice-bound Castle Car Park in the city centre.

Big freeze continues to grip North Yorkshire

York Press: A wallaby jumps through snow at Monk Park Farm near Thirsk

9:55am Wednesday 8th February 2012

TEMPERATURES in York were expected to drop to -10C degrees last night – making it the coldest place in the country.

Council’s pledge on emergency gritting

9:51am Wednesday 8th February 2012

COUNCIL chiefs have promised a “contingency fund” will ensure York’s roads are gritted in emergencies despite proposed highways budget cuts.

Snowball puts York council gritter out of action

12:51pm Monday 6th February 2012

A GRITTING machine has been put out of action after a window was smashed with a snowball.

Latest on the region's ice-hit roads...A1(M) and A168 closed....major delays

11:24am Monday 6th February 2012

ICE continues to cause major disruption on the region’s roads as emergency services deal with a number of smashes on the A1(M).

Sledgers enjoy wintry fun on slopes

York Press: Gaynor Lehnert enjoys the snow with her son Noah at Clifton Bridge, York

9:30am Monday 6th February 2012

GRITTERS are expected to be out in force again today following a day of disruption caused by snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Heavy snowfall and ice: safety warning to drivers

8:36am Sunday 5th February 2012

Drivers were being urged to take care today after overnight temperatures dropped causing widespread ice and frozen snow.

York Hospital hit by ice factor

8:36am Saturday 31st December 2011

York Hospital has revealed its emergency department had its busiest ever day when York was coated by black ice just before Christmas.

York's snow team to double

9:29am Monday 26th December 2011

YORK’S army of voluntary community snow wardens is set to be doubled in size after the city secured more than £8,000 in Government funding to help protect residents during the winter months.

More snow patrols

8:06am Monday 19th December 2011

LABOUR councillors in York have joined the city’s snow warden scheme, to help tackle any heavy snow.

‘Keep those pipes wrapped this winter’

7:50am Tuesday 18th October 2011

YORKSHIRE Water is launching a new campaign to advise customers how to “Wrap Up” their homes in preparation for winter.

Gritting teams on standby

8:56am Friday 24th December 2010

GRITTING teams are on standby to keep York’s roads safe on Christmas Day and Boxing Day after weathermen predicted the big freeze is set to continue.

Councillor defends actions to tackle snow and ice in York

York Press: A mini snow plough and gritter in action in Clifton Moor, York

8:10am Friday 17th December 2010

A LEADING councillor has defended the “wonderful” job done by York workers in tackling recent snow and ice, following complaints that side roads and pavement had been left treacherous.

Forecasters predicting white Christmas

York Press: A woman makes her way down a snow-covered street in the South Bank area of York during the cold snap earlier this month

9:04am Wednesday 15th December 2010

HIGHWAYS chiefs say they are prepared for a return of snow and ice as the next Arctic blast sweeps across York, North and East Yorkshire tomorrow.

Days off work advice

8:55am Tuesday 14th December 2010

A YORK law firm has revealed businesses do not usually need to pay employees when travel problems, such as snow, stop them getting to work.

Alert as roof collapses with weight of snow

8:57am Tuesday 14th December 2010

A ROAD in a North Yorkshire town was cordoned off yesterday after part of a roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.

York sport stays trapped in grip of ice

9:32am Monday 13th December 2010

ALTHOUGH York City’s FA Trophy clash was able to beat the freeze, there was precious little of local sport to get the better of the wintry wipe-out.

Rise in number of burst pipes in York council homes

8:19am Monday 13th December 2010

A HUGE increase in demand for pipe and heating repairs has seen City of York Council’s workload double during the recent cold weather.

Weather forecasters predict further snow, ice and freezing temperatures

11:49am Friday 3rd December 2010

TEMPERATURES plummeted around the region as North Yorkshire entered another day of disruption due to snow and ice.

School closures for Friday 3 December

8:40am Friday 3rd December 2010

Updated 8.45am: Schools affected by the weather.

North Yorkshire County Council deploys 4x4 fleet to aid adult services

10:44am Friday 3rd December 2010

AS THE region continues to struggle in sub-zero temperatures, North Yorkshire County Council has mobilised a fleet of four-wheel-drive vehicles to help provide for the Adult and Community Service department.

Ouse freezes as temperatures plummet

York Press: The frozen River Ouse today

10:53am Friday 3rd December 2010

Temperatures plummeted across York and North Yorkshire as the big freeze continued. There is ice even on the River Ouse today.

Send us your icicle pictures

York Press: Send us your icicle pictures

10:06am Friday 3rd December 2010

York resident Neil Couper snapped this picture of icicles at the department of electronics at the University of York.

York ‘prepared’ for flooding when snow melts

9:12am Friday 3rd December 2010

YORK is prepared and able to cope if a rapid thaw melts the snow on the Pennines and brings floodwater down the River Ouse.

Cold weather takes its toll at shop tills

9:17am Friday 3rd December 2010

SHOPPERS stayed away from the centre of York as the city endured another day of snow showers and freezing temperatures.

York Hospital patients face delays

9:16am Friday 3rd December 2010

THE snow caused problems for patients getting to appointments at York Hospital.

Police warning to snowballers

9:15am Friday 3rd December 2010

POLICE in Thirsk have criticised youngsters for throwing snowballs.

Organisers pull plug on concerts

9:15am Friday 3rd December 2010

A number of concerts in York have been cancelled.

Temperatures to hit -13 tonight in York

2:48pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

York is bracing itself for its coldest night of winter so far, with temperatures set to fall to -13C.

Drivers and cyclists warned to take care as gritters tackle compacted snow in York

1:02pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

GRITTING teams from City of York Council have gritted the primary highway network four times so far today. They are now moving on to secondary routes and will be treating them throughout the afternoon.

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