SOUTH Yorkshire Police are urging drivers to be considerate of where they leave their cars in adverse weather after they found several abandoned after yesterday's snow.

Throughout the past 24 hours, the police have dealt with a combination of collisions and vehicles that have been abandoned – sometimes both.

The appeal comes after a Volkswagen was found on the central barrier at Dearne Valley Parkway.

The car was left unlocked and facing oncoming traffic – something the police said could have caused an accident.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “We understand that lots of people found themselves stuck in motoring situations they didn’t want to be in over the last day, but if you need help, particularly if it means your car is left looking it’s part of the aftermath of some Hollywood action film, please let us know.

“We have been busy, but we will always do our best to help. Even if you just leave a note in the window. At least then we know you are ok and in one piece, and where to contact you about your car if we need to.”