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LIVE: Snow in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

LIVE: Snow in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Published by Lisa Darvill at 7:03am 24th February 2020. (Updated at 1:41pm 24th February 2020)

It's snowing in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale  

  • There is a yellow weather warning in place for snow
  • Snow is being reported across the Stray FM area
  • It's causing difficult driving conditions  

Goodbye, for now... 

Well now the snow has melted we're standing down. 

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That's a good bit of kit... 

Here's how snow's being cleared up in the Dales. Pretty impressive!  


No bin collections in Craven 


More weather warnings issued 

The Met Office has just issued ANOTHER weather warning, this time for ice. 

Read more: 


What's it like up in't Dales? 

Unsurprisingly, very snowy... 



Some relief on the A59?

A gritter is busy trying to dig out lorries that are blocking the A59 up to the Old Spring Well.  

Thank you to Helen for the update!

Lorry stuck on A59

Lorries stuck 

There are a few issues with HGVs at the moment 


Tree down on Addingham bypass 

Thanks to Stuart for the update! 


More travel 

We're hearing there are cars stuck at the bottom of Kexgill on the A59 between Harrogate and Skipton. 


Who's got the longest commute? 

We're all in the same boat this morning! How long is it taking you?  


More travel news 


Schools starting late 

The following schools are staring a bit later: 

  • Birstwith Primary - 1pm 
  • Admiral Long C of E - 1pm 
  • Kettlesing School - 11am 
  • Beckwithshaw School - 11am 
  • Pannal Primary - 10.30am 
  • Western Primary - 10am 
  • Green Gables Montessori - 8.30am 
  • St Peters School - 10am 
  • Willow Tree - 10am 
  • Ripley Primary - 11am 
  • Staveley Primay - 12pm 
  • Killinghall C of E - 10am 
  • King James - 12.30 pm
  • New Park Primary - 10am 
  • Coppice Valley - students can come in late 
  • Richard Taylor Primary - 10am 
  • Bishop Monkton - 11am  
  • Oatlands Junior School - 10.30am 
  • Rigg Farm Montessori - 11am  
  • Starbeck Primary Academy - 10am 
  • Harrogate Grammar - 10am 
  • Scotton Lingerfield - 10.30 
  • Little Crickets pre-school - 10am 
  • St Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy - 9.30am 
  • Starbeck Primary - 10am 
  • Hampthswaite Primary - 11am 
  • Rossett (High)- 11am 
  • Ripon Cathedral School - 10.30am 
  • St Josephs Catholic Primary - students can come in late
  • St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary - 11am 
  • Parish Church Primary - 10am  
  • Oatlands Pre-school - 10.30am 
  • Addingham Primary - 10.30am 
  • Markington Primary - 11am 



More school closures 

The following schools are closed: 

  • Darley Primary 
  • Summerbridge Primary  
  • Bilton Grange Primary / Acorns Playgroup 
  • Harrogate High School 
  • Hookstone Chase Primary School  
  • Glasshouses Primary
  • St Cuthberts C of E
  • Fountains Earth  
  • Belmont Grosvenor 
  • Sutton-in-Craven Community Primary 
  • Nidderdale High   
  • Kirby Malzeard Primary 
  • Follifoot School 
  • Spofforth Primary 
  • Goldsborough C of E 
  • Sicklinghall Primary 
  • Dacre Braithwaite  
  • Oatlands Infant School
  • Grewelthorpe Church of England

  • Fountains Church of England



School update 

The Grove Academy in Harrogate has been in touch. The school IS open, but not until 10am. 


Where are the gritters?! 


First school closures 

The following schools have got in touch to say they're closed: 

  • Glasshouses Primary 
  • St Cuthberts C of E 
  • Fountains Earth 

 A661 blocked 

There's been an accident on the A61 - a lorry has overturned 

accident A61 snow
Accident on A61