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Heavy snowfall across West Yorkshire causes disruption

Snow in Halifax
Sean Liquorish tweeted this scene in Southowram in Halifax

Heavy snow across West Yorkshire overnight has caused disruption and travel delays.

Flights had been cancelled at Leeds Bradford Airport but the runway was re-opened shortly after 15:00 GMT.

An accident on the M62 westbound between Milnrow and Ripponden caused earlier delays.

Public transport provider Metro said all First bus services in Calderdale and Kirklees had been suspended because of the weather.

A number of other bus routes in Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield were also affected.

The Super League match between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Leeds Rhinos at Wakefield has been postponed because of the weather.

FC Halifax Town's game at promotion rivals Harrogate Town, scheduled for Saturday, has also been postponed.

A number of other weekend events have been affected including The British Heart Foundation Walk in Leeds, which was scheduled for Saturday.

Age UK's Harewood House Wrap Up and Run 10k event and The Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k, both planned for Sunday, have also been put on hold.

The Ivan Stringer memorial track and field winter warm-up event, due to be held in Spenborough on Sunday, has also been cancelled.

A yellow weather warning, urging people to be aware of adverse conditions, has been issued by the Met Office.

On Friday, about 375 schools across the county were closed because of the weather.

Local authorities said priority routes were being gritted.

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