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North Yorkshire drivers warned of icy roads

Snow on the A169 in North Yorkshire
Image caption Weather warnings of ice and snow apply to eastern parts of North Yorkshire

Motorists in North Yorkshire are being warned of icy driving conditions after heavy snow on Monday.

About five inches (13 cm) of snow fell on parts of North Yorkshire, causing traffic gridlock during the evening rush hour in Scarborough.

A Met Office yellow warning of further snow and icy driving conditions remains in force for the east of the county.

Major routes were gritted overnight, according to North Yorkshire County Council.

North Yorkshire Police said drivers should take extreme care on the roads and only travel if their journey was essential.

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