A YELLOW weather warning is in place and there are hazardous driving conditions on the roads this morning due to snow and ice. 

The Met Office warning for snow and ice is in place until midday today (January 12). 

In Cumbria, there are hazardous conditions at Torver on the A593 around the A5084 and on the Kirkstone Pass between Troutbeck and Hartsop.

Heavy hail and snow showers are expected throughout the morning, which will lead to ice and snow accumulating on many surfaces.

The Met Office warns that longer journey times by road, bus and train services are likely while some vehicles could become stranded.

Ice is likely to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads leading to some injuries from slips and falls.

Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.