COMMUTERS from across the borough who rely on public transport to make essential journeys are being urged to plan ahead following the wintry weather.

The Met Office has issued Barnsley with a yellow snow warning ahead of this week's inclement weather – as temperatures are set to drop to -5c.

As a result of predicted snowy and icy conditions, anyone who relies on public transport has been asked to plan ahead as the weather could bring about short-notice cancellations or service changes.

A South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) spokesperson said: “Winter weather could see South Yorkshire public transport services subject to short notice changes or cancellations.

“With weather warnings in place across the region, we’re encouraging passengers, where possible, to stay at home and to stay safe.

“While every effort will be made to keep disruption to services to a minimum, where it is safe to do so, people that need to use public transport for essential reasons should take extra care, check for updates and plan ahead.”

Due to the pandemic, residents are reminded not to use public transport if you, or someone in your household or support bubble has symptoms of Covid-19.