Gritters are out in force today as the Harrogate district braces itself for a second bout of heavy snow in a week.
Fountains Abbey near Ripon and RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate have already decided to close tomorrow, with the Met Office warning of road closures, stranded vehicles, power cuts and loss of mobile phone coverage.
With heavy snow forecast all day tomorrow (Jan 14), Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, including the deer park will be closed all day for the safety of visitors and staff.
If you've booked to visit tomorrow you should receive a cancellation email shortly.@GHRHarrogate pic.twitter.com/iwPF7JWxWi
— Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, National Trust (@fountainsabbey) January 13, 2021
Unfortunately with more heavy snow forecast in Harrogate tomorrow, RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Garden Centre will be closed on Thurs 14th January.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have paid for tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a refund. pic.twitter.com/oW6oKnTMJI
— RHS Harlow Carr (@RHSHarlowCarr) January 13, 2021
A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place until 9pm tomorrow.
Although less severe than amber and red warnings, the Met Office still warns of “possible significant travel disruption”.
Overnight temperatures are forecast to fall as low as minus two degrees centigrade and not rise above freezing until Saturday, when another weather warning — this time for heavy rain — if effective.
A @metoffice yellow #weatherwarning for #snow and #ice in #NorthYorkshire is in place until 9pm tomorrow. Our gritting crews are treating priority roads but, if you must travel, please take extra care.
— North Yorkshire CC (@northyorkscc) January 13, 2021
There are currently no flood warnings in the Harrogate district but they are in place nearby on the River Swale and River Ouse.
The Stray Ferret will provide weather and travel updates throughout the day tomorrow.