SNOW showers have been sweeping across York this morning - and more could be on the way this afternoon.

Overnight snow in York and across North Yorkshire, along with freezing temperatures, has already been causing dangerous driving conditions this morning.

About an inch of snow fell in the early hours in York as wintry showers blew in from the North Sea and there have been several more snow showers later in the morning. 

Click here to watch the latest snow forecast video.

On Twitter, North Yorkshire Police's control room has urged drivers to "take care" on the roads and allow extra time for their journeys.

It added: "Also, if you have elderly neighbours, try and check in on them, especially if they are alone with no family."

North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau has tweeted: "Many of us are waking up to snow this morning, most of which has fallen on ice."

City of York Council wrote on Twitter this morning that gritting teams would be operating on main routes across York to deal with the snow.

North Yorkshire County Council says highways gritting teams have been working around the clock to keep North Yorkshire’s roads open.

The gritting teams have been geared up for the challenge of wintry weather on the county’s 5,800 miles of roads since October. The £7million winter maintenance budget sees 54 per cent of the roads gritted on one of England’s largest and in places most remote road networks. 

Priority one and two routes have been regularly treated and remain clear, although drivers are urged to remain cautious as further snow showers may fall during the day.

The conditions are affecting buses in the area.

Coastliner has tweeted: "Due to weather related problems we are cancelling the 07:43 from Sheriff Hutton in York at 08:28 and also the 07:55 Easingwold to York plus 08:40 York to Easingwold , sorry for the inconvenience caused."

First York says there's a delay of 15 minutes to service 10 (7:05 from Stamford Bridge/7:47 from Piccadilly) which got held up by a minor collision.

It says the rest of its services are running well across the network.

A yellow warning for snow and ice for York and parts of North Yorkshire remains in place and runs until noon tomorrow.

The Met Office says more scattered wintry showers will fall through today, sometimes rather heavy and falling mainly as snow but sometimes as sleet, especially near the coast.

There will be further wintry showers tonight, along with a widespread frost and a risk of icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

The sleet and snow showers will gradually become less frequent tomorrow and mainly limited to coastal areas.

The cold snap is set to come to an end from Sunday, with temperatures gradually rising.