SNOW and ice closed roads in North Yorkshire overnight.

As The Press reported earlier, North Yorkshire Police said the A169 closed at White Way Heads and Saltergate Moor near to RAF Fylingdales because of snow and ice overnight.

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A police spokesman said at the time: “Motorists who are travelling between Pickering and Whitby should use an alternative route. 

“If you are travelling, please stay safe.”

Meanwhile a jackknifed lorry closed the A171 in Scarborough which affected traffic both ways from Station Road to Helwath Road.

In addition an amber cold-health alert has been issued throughout Yorkshire and the Humber by the Met Office and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

The Met Office has issued parts of North Yorkshire with a yellow weather warning for snow and ice over the next few days with up to 3cm of snow falling on higher ground.

There's been a covering of snow up at Blakey Ridge in the North York Moors and in Scarborough on the east coast.

York Press: Blakey Ridge in the snow this morningBlakey Ridge in the snow this morning (Image: North Yorkshire Council)

A weather warning has been put in place until 11am tomorrow (November 30) with showers, falling as snow inland, which will lead to icy patches and more hazardous conditions on the roads.

Although temperatures are falling away forecasters are predicting sunny days until Sunday (December 3) in York.

Temperatures across the county are not set to get much above freezing for several days with lows of -4°C on Saturday and -2°C in York and possible snowfall in the city on Sunday.

The forecasters said for York and North Yorkshire: “As we head towards the weekend there is plenty of fine weather though remaining chilly with sharp frosts.

"Wintry showers continuing around coasts and perhaps some overnight fog in places."

The amber cold-health alert has been issued throughout Yorkshire and the Humber by the Met Office and the UKHSA means that cold weather impacts are likely to be felt across the whole health service for an extended period of time, with potential for the whole population to be at risk and where other sectors may also start to observe impacts, indicating a coordinated response is required.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA, said: “With a risk of widespread overnight frosts and some snow this week, it’s important to check in on the wellbeing of those most vulnerable to the cold.

“If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over the age of 65, it is important to try and heat the rooms where you spend most of your time in, such as your living room or bedroom.”