The UK Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow across much of Northern England, including Teesside, County Durham & North Yorkshire, for Thursday and the early hours of Friday. While the impact is expected to be moderate, there is a chance of disruption to travel, power cuts, and isolation for some rural communities.

Potential Impacts:

  • Power cuts: There is a small chance of power outages due to the snow, particularly in rural areas with overhead power lines. Details of any power cuts are available on the Northern Powergrid website or by calling 105.
  • Communication disruptions: Mobile phone coverage may be affected, making it difficult to stay connected.
  • Travel delays and cancellations: Journeys on roads, railways, and air travel could be delayed or cancelled, potentially leaving some stranded. Rural communities may become isolated if roads become impassable.

What to Do:

  • Stay informed: Regularly check weather forecasts and updates from the Met Office and local authorities.
  • Prepare for power outages: Have a torch, batteries, and warm clothing readily available in case of power cuts.
  • Charge your devices: Ensure your mobile phone and other essential devices are fully charged.
  • Plan your travel: If travel is necessary, allow extra time for your journey and check the latest travel information before setting off.
  • Help others: Check on vulnerable neighbours, especially those who live alone or have mobility issues.

Stay Safe:

The Met Office advises taking precautions and staying safe during the snow event. If you must travel, drive slowly and according to the conditions. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and be mindful of the potential for slips and falls.

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Last Updated on 6 February 2024