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SNOW SCENE: Overlooking Cleckheaton from Hightown. (D513A313)
SNOW SCENE: Overlooking Cleckheaton from Hightown. (D513A313)

Easter eggs and bonnets have made way for snow shovels and grit this week as unseasonal snow piled up around Spen.

Schools and shops closed on Friday as heavy snow continued to fall throughout the weekend.

Readers have been sending in their photos of the unseasonal weather conditions.

Tina Walker, of Cliff Hollins Lane, Hunsworth, sent us pictures of the snowdrifts in the village on Saturday and Sunday.

She said: “The lane is completely blocked from Beck View Farm for a few hundred yards, and the snow has drifted into high bankings.”

Meanwhile Hunsworth residents were discussing the unusual conditions on Facebook.

On Saturday at 9pm Tracy Doyle said: “What happened to all the Kirklees ploughs and gritters? There is still no sign on Hunsworth Lane. There are 10ft snow drifts covering the road now so there is no access up this lane. There are no road signs to say the road is closed, and there are cars trying to free themselves but it looks like they will be abandoned for the night.”

Lesley Robinson said: “Gritters and snow ploughs have been on Hunsworth Lane today, I have seen them quite a few times. The wind is causing the snow to drift.”

Kirklees Council said it had carried out a full grit on Saturday and Sunday.

Sarah Clarke sent in photographs of a pile of snow cleared from the road in Hare Park Avenue, Hightown.

She said: “The pile is 10ft high. It was left by diggers clearing the road.”