A white blanket of snow has left drivers on a major Yorkshire road facing treacherous conditions.

Plummeting temperatures across the region have found pockets of snow and ice becoming increasingly hazardous for drivers on roads in and around East Yorkshire.

Highways England has told people to take extra care when driving tonight on the M62 motorway network after snow has been picked up on motorway cameras near Leeds.

In a post on Twitter the agency which looks after the country's motorway network said: "M62 J22 Denshaw to J24 Huddersfield, we are getting plenty of snow falling.

"Please take extra care when driving."

The organisation has also added they have snow ploughs and extra gritters out across the long stretch motorway, Leeds Live reports.

There is a white blanket forming across the M62 after a snowy spell

The Met Office has already issued a yellow weather warning on higher ground, and said icy patches throughout Saturday evening and Sunday morning will make travelling tricky.

While Hull itself looks set to avoid any snow this time around, warnings remain in place across the wider region.

The Met Office said: "A spell of rain and hill snow is likely to affect many areas, with skies clearing at times to allow icy surfaces, although these won't affect all places.

“The snow is most likely above 200 metres elevation and probably focused in the north Pennines and into parts of Scotland; here it could affect a few lower lying areas."

The weather warning in place for Yorkshire runs from 9pm on Saturday night, through to 11am on Sunday morning.

The Met Office has warned “some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times,” and said “icy surfaces may make accidents and falls more likely.”

Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities.

The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.

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