Snow gridlock and car fire

Snow traffic chaos on Victoria Rd and Castle rd heading out of Town.Picture Richard Pontyer 130308
Snow traffic chaos on Victoria Rd and Castle rd heading out of Town.Picture Richard Pontyer 130308
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Hours of heavy snowfall is causing gridlock on Scarborough’s roads.

Traffic is at a standstill in Falsgrave Road, Seamer Road and Scalby Road as compacted snow creates treacherous driving conditions.

Heavy snow arrives'A couple and their dog brave the elements on the Spa Bridge'Picture by Neil Silk  130306b'14/01/13

Heavy snow arrives'A couple and their dog brave the elements on the Spa Bridge'Picture by Neil Silk 130306b'14/01/13

Conditions on the A165, the A170 and the A171 are also hazardous as snow continues to fall.

Although there have been no serious collision police are getting reports of weather related incidents.

Officers are currently at Irton Moor Lane where vehicles are repeatedly getting stuck on the road. Traffic has been described as moving, though extremely slowly.

Earlier this afternoon at around 3.40pm a car was stuck in Castlegate, though the driver was eventually helped to free her vehicle thanks help from near by residents.

There have been reports of minor bumps in Murchison Street and Gladstone Street, both around 5.15pm.

Police also received a report of a white Audi A3 colliding with a bus shelter in Cayton Low Road at 4.53pm, while earlier at 2.23pm a white pick up truck veered off the road at Harwood Dale Bank on the A171.

Traffic on Seamer Road has also been slow due to a car fire outside Deans Garden Centre.

The driver of an Audi reported seeing a warning light flash on the dashboard before smoke started coming from a front light.

The car was soon ablaze in the road, with police and fire crews called to the scene at 4.56pm.

Traffic is now moving though fire officers are waiting for the car to cool before it can be removed.

Forecasters are warning snow could continue to fall along the coast until tomorrow morning.

See the Scarborough News website tomorrow for details on any school and road closures.