Motorists issued weather and roadworks warning as Beast from the East sweeps in

By Michael Upton | 26/02/2018

Motorists issued weather and roadworks warning as Beast from the East sweeps in

MOTORISTS are being warned of weather and roadworks this week.

The Beast from the East weather system is predicted to sweep in tomorrow, following up last night’s dusting of snow with a much bigger dumping of the white stuff.

Heavy snow is predicted by the Met Office for most of tomorrow and long periods on Wednesday morning, with a 40 to 50 per cent chance of another round on Thursday morning.

And those drivers venturing out later in the week are being urged to take note of motorway closures.

The  northbound and southbound exit and entry slip roads at M1 Junction 35 (Thorpe Hesley) will be fully closed overnight on Thursday for general cleaning and maintenance. 

The closure will take place between 8pm and 6am.

The following night, the northbound exit and entry slip roads at M1 Junction 34 (Tinsley Viaduct) will be fully closed overnight at the same times.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the Yorkshire and Humber region, saying there snow showers were expected today and tomorrow.

“There is the potential for travel delays on roads, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel,” a spokesman said.

“Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.”

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