POLICE officers who spent their shift helping motorists who were stuck in the snow, want to thank the members of the public who helped them.

Yesterday (January 14) officers from the Barnsley West Neighbourhood Policing Team assisted stranded motorists on Park Road cross roads in Worsbrough.

Their rescue efforts took from 9.30am to 1pm and they helped to push vehicles up the hill and guied members of the public through the conditions.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “We would also like to say a massive thank you to all the members of the public who helped as this task would not have been possible to achieve without their help.

“We would like to say thank you to our partner agencies who arrived to grit the road, which made the hard work easier.

“We hope everyone got to their destinations safely. Today's conditions are still very harsh, so if you are driving please take care and keep safe.”