Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Heavy snow in South Yorkshire disrupts sport and travel

Lambs chest deep in snow at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley
Image caption Lambs were found chest-deep in snow at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley

Heavy snow has caused disruption and has led to the cancellation of a major race meeting in South Yorkshire.

The William Hill Lincoln in Doncaster is the first major event of the flat season but was called off following an early morning pitch inspection.

Other fixtures affected include the cancellation of Sheffield United and Rotherham United's home games.

Elsewhere, some flights at Robin Hood Airport were delayed and dozens of bus routes were affected.

Sheffield City Council's highway contractor, Amey, said it was working "round the clock" to keep the city's routes clear.

A yellow weather warning, urging people to be aware of adverse conditions, has been issued by the Met Office but snow is expected to ease during the day.

On Friday, more than 30 schools across the county were closed because of the weather.

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