UPDATE - Snow begins to fall in parts of Yorkshire

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Snow has begun falling in parts of Yorkshire as forecasters predict up to 8cm could fall tonight (Wednesday).

There have been snow flurries reported in parts of the county and the Met Office said there could be heavier snow showers later.

It has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning and drivers have been told to expect disruption.

The Met Office said: “Showers are expected to turn to snow across parts of northern Scotland during Wednesday morning, the risk then transferring to other areas through the rest of the day, continuing overnight and for much of Thursday.

“Across Northern England 3 to 8cm could accumulate by Thursday morning, especially over high ground. Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm may fall even at some lower levels, with more than 15cm possible over higher ground. Strong, gusty winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzards over high ground, while icy surfaces and lightning pose additional risks in some areas.”

A Highways Agency spokesman urged motorists to expect disruption on the roads.

He added: “Commuters in particular are being warned to take extra care through this evening’s and tomorrow morning’s peak travel periods and to check weather and travel conditions before setting out on journeys.”

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