Deep freeze to continue

Deep freeze to continue

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

A farmer feeds hungry sheep in the snow near Appleton-le-Moors

Two people enjoy a walk at the snow-covered Hole of Horcum, near Pickering.

First published in Snow in York and North Yorkshire York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

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

Highways chiefs at North Yorkshire County Council warned that with road surface temperatures falling as low as -8C, there was an increased risk of icy patches even when roads had been treated.

A spokeswoman said salting was less effective than usual when temperatures fell below -5, and motorists should take extra care.

A bitter south-easterly wind is also likely to develop in the region by Friday, increasing the wind-chill factor, and scattered snow showers are likely to continue over the next three days, mainly affecting coastal areas. Weathermen have warned there could be further, more general snow by the weekend.

Snow showers were heaviest yesterday in coastal areas and over the North York Moors, including towns such as Pickering, although some reached as far inland as York.

The county council said several schools in the Scarborough and Whitby area were shut by the snow, including St Augustine’s Roman Catholic School in Scarborough, which was due to reopen today.

As our pictures show, some walkers remained undeterred by the cold weather, making tracks for snow-covered beauty spots such as the Hole of Horcum, high on the Pickering to Whitby road across the moors.

In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne.

“I am still pushing for these to be a priority once the main routes are covered,” he said, adding that he had also got a prompt response when he had highlighted the dangerously icy state of Butcher Terrace near the Millennium Bridge, which was used by hundreds of cyclists each day.

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11:55am Wed 16 Jan 13

MouseHouse says...

Big Freeze? It's January, it's snowy, it's cold and it's icy. Why is this considered news? Get over it, and enjoy it if you can.
Big Freeze? It's January, it's snowy, it's cold and it's icy. Why is this considered news? Get over it, and enjoy it if you can. MouseHouse
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1:17pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Saywhat says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Big Freeze? It's January, it's snowy, it's cold and it's icy. Why is this considered news? Get over it, and enjoy it if you can.
"" In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne. ""

Erm...? where. Not any in my area.!
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Big Freeze? It's January, it's snowy, it's cold and it's icy. Why is this considered news? Get over it, and enjoy it if you can.[/p][/quote]"" In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne. "" Erm...? where. Not any in my area.! Saywhat
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1:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13

timcore says...

Deep freeze? Sensationalism.
Deep freeze? Sensationalism. timcore
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1:41pm Wed 16 Jan 13

YorkPatrol says...

Saywhat wrote:
MouseHouse wrote: Big Freeze? It's January, it's snowy, it's cold and it's icy. Why is this considered news? Get over it, and enjoy it if you can.
"" In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne. "" Erm...? where. Not any in my area.!
You best move house then
[quote][p][bold]Saywhat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Big Freeze? It's January, it's snowy, it's cold and it's icy. Why is this considered news? Get over it, and enjoy it if you can.[/p][/quote]"" In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne. "" Erm...? where. Not any in my area.![/p][/quote]You best move house then YorkPatrol
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4:23pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Guy Fawkes says...

In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne.


What about the pavements? Far more people travel around the city centre on foot than by bike. And if the lefties/greenies want to reduce car use, then in this weather the best way would be to ensure that the pavements are properly gritted, thereby ensuring that I don't have to use my car for short journeys purely to avoid slipping over and breaking my leg.
[quote]In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne.[/quote] What about the pavements? Far more people travel around the city centre on foot than by bike. And if the lefties/greenies want to reduce car use, then in this weather the best way would be to ensure that the pavements are properly gritted, thereby ensuring that I don't have to use my car for short journeys purely to avoid slipping over and breaking my leg. Guy Fawkes
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4:37pm Wed 16 Jan 13

TheTruthHurts says...

Guy Fawkes wrote:
In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne.


What about the pavements? Far more people travel around the city centre on foot than by bike. And if the lefties/greenies want to reduce car use, then in this weather the best way would be to ensure that the pavements are properly gritted, thereby ensuring that I don't have to use my car for short journeys purely to avoid slipping over and breaking my leg.
Its treacherous out there now so everyone wrap up warm and look out for each other!
[quote][p][bold]Guy Fawkes[/bold] wrote: [quote]In York, cycle tracks and paths have been cleared of ice and snow as well as roads, said delighted Green councillor Andy D’Agorne.[/quote] What about the pavements? Far more people travel around the city centre on foot than by bike. And if the lefties/greenies want to reduce car use, then in this weather the best way would be to ensure that the pavements are properly gritted, thereby ensuring that I don't have to use my car for short journeys purely to avoid slipping over and breaking my leg.[/p][/quote]Its treacherous out there now so everyone wrap up warm and look out for each other! TheTruthHurts
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9:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13

yorkborn66 says...

Don’t wish to teach anyone to suck eggs. But if you know an elderly or disabled neighbour, might be worth popping round to make sure their heating is on and ask if they need anything from the shops.
They may also be pleased for the company as well
Don’t wish to teach anyone to suck eggs. But if you know an elderly or disabled neighbour, might be worth popping round to make sure their heating is on and ask if they need anything from the shops. They may also be pleased for the company as well yorkborn66
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7:54am Thu 17 Jan 13

hikerman says...

The paths around my area arnt cleared of ice and the cycle tracks and paths off Butcher terrace and millennium bridge is probably where Andy lives and cycles to work all paths and cycle tracks must be done.
The paths around my area arnt cleared of ice and the cycle tracks and paths off Butcher terrace and millennium bridge is probably where Andy lives and cycles to work all paths and cycle tracks must be done. hikerman
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10:29am Thu 17 Jan 13

greenmonkey says...

Hikerman could well be right - Given the long freezing spell with no new snow one would hope that the crews can progressively work their way round priority spots - if they are not that is what you elect councillors for to take up your concerns and get things done in your area!
Hikerman could well be right - Given the long freezing spell with no new snow one would hope that the crews can progressively work their way round priority spots - if they are not that is what you elect councillors for to take up your concerns and get things done in your area! greenmonkey
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