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IT'S often during times of difficulty the best comes out in people.

And communities across Huddersfield came out in support of those most in need this weekend as 45 hours of non-stop snow fell on the town. As expected, the council's gritters fought their way into work to help clear the main roads.

Carers and the emergency services continued to help the most vulnerable. But it is heartening to hear the stories of everyday people helping their neighbours, or motorists driving by a stranded car and stopping to help.

It's thanks to neighbours with shovels that Laura Tindall made it to the church on time to marry Tom Milner.

It's thanks to strangers and friends that heavily-pregnant Karmjeet Kaur wasn't left stranded under a snow drift.

And praise must also go to farmers who used their tractors to assist in clearing the roads and pulling vehicles from danger. Sadly there was one casualty, firefighters helped to rescue pony trapped in an icy Brighouse beck but it later died.

It's likely as snow turns to ice in the coming days that more help will be needed. But on the strength of support we've seen this weekend, the help will be at hand.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 25, 2013
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