THE Met Office has warned there is a chance of heavy snow in parts of North Yorkshire tomorrow, with a risk of motorists being stranded on higher routes.

A yellow warning has been issued for the period between 5am tomorrow and 9pm on Thursday.

It says heavy snow could cause significant travel disruption, with some vehicles and passengers stranded, especially across higher routes, with potential for road closures.

It says power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected, and untreated pavements and cycle paths might be dangerous or even impassable, posing a greater risk of injuries and accidents.

However, an earlier yellow warning for York has been removed, with forecasters thinking it is more likely to be affected by sleet than snow.

BBC Weather in association with MeteoGroup says cloud and rain will move eastwards in the afternoon, perhaps falling as snow at low levels initially, with further rain, sleet and snow in the evening.

Another yellow warning is in place tonight and tomorrow for ice after rain clears, making roads and pavements treacherous.