Snow and ice to remain across South Yorkshire as freezing temperatures continue

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Forecasters have warned the snow and ice is unlikely to thaw over the weekend with freezing temperatures set to continue.

A Met Office forecaster said there could be isolated snow showers on higher ground over the weekend, but the majority of the region looks set to remain dry and bright.

However, he warned the snow and ice was unlikely to thaw because the low temperatures will continue.

Several centimetres of snow fell across the region on Wednesday and Thursday – with more than 30cms seen on higher ground on the outskirts of Sheffield.

A Met Office spokesman said: “There won’t be much accumulation of snow on lower ground, but there could be some isolated showers on higher ground, up to a couple of centimetres in some places.

“Saturday is looking clear, but will still feel rather cold.

“It should remain generally dry, but there could still be isolated snow showers on higher ground.

“There will be no real thaw because it is still going to remain cold.

“Temperatures are not going to reach much above freezing – it will only be about 2C in the city centre.

“Sunday is a very similar dry and bright day.

“It will stay cold and we cannot rule out the risk of isolated snow showers.”

A yellow weather warning remained in place for South Yorkshire last night, warning of snow on higher ground and icy conditions elsewhere.

The alert warns: “Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces. Further accumulation of snow is likely on high ground.

“The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.”