More snow forecast in Scarborough

Snowfall in Scarborough'Tricky conditions on Scalby Road for drivers and pedestrians'Picture by Neil Silk  130311b '15/01/13

Snowfall in Scarborough'Tricky conditions on Scalby Road for drivers and pedestrians'Picture by Neil Silk 130311b '15/01/13

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Scarborough residents are bracing themselves for another day of bad weather, with more snow forecast.

A number of schools in the area are closed and icy roads are causing problems for people getting to and from work.

It took Scalby resident Nick Procter, 43, just over three hours to get home from Driffield on Monday.

He said: “I left Driffield at 4.15pm and finally got in at 7.30pm. The road over the Wolds wasn’t particularly bad - I’ve certainly known it worse - but there had been several accidents. When I got to Foxholes, cars were turning round and saying Staxton Hill was shut.

“I followed a few cars and vans from Foxholes towards Ganton but every so often a van was getting stuck and people were having to help shovel snow off the road and push it up inclines.

“It took a long time to get to Ganton but once I reached the A64 I thought it would be plain sailing.

“Then I heard on the radio that a car fire had gridlocked Seamer Road so I went via Seamer to Ayton.

“From just outside Ayton, however, Racecourse Road was gridlocked heading to Scarborough.

“It took nearly an hour to get to the Irton turn-off and lots of cars were giving up and turning round.

“I eventually decided to do the same and risked Forge Valley. As it turned out the road through there wasn’t bad and I think the decision saved me a few more hours sat in a stationary car!”