ALMOST all schools in the district are closed today as teachers join a national public sector strike.
Non-emergency hospital services have also been cancelled after unions called their members out in protest at changes to pensions.
All libraries and museums are closed.
Rubbish and recycling collections are also unlikely to go ahead, Wakefield Council said.
Emergency services and services for vulnerable people are running following an agreement with unions.
Wakefield and Castleford markets are closed but Pontefract Market will open.
Of the district’s 131 schools, just four are open, eight are partially open and 119 are closed.
Emergency hospital services remain open but non-emergency operations have been cancelled. Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals, said most outpatient clinics would be closed. For more information, log on to www.midyorks.nhs.uk
Wakefield Council advised residents to check before using a council service. For more information about the disruption, log on to www.wakefield.gov.uk
Schools that are open:
Crigglestone Nursery School and Early Years Centre
Flushdyke Junior and Infant School
Netherton Junior and Infant School
Heworth St Helens Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School
Schools partially open:
St Johns Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School
Lee Brigg Infant School
Dimple Well Infant School and Nursery
Altofts Junior School
Wrenthorpe Primary School
Castleford Redhill Junior School
Fitzwilliam Primary School
Featherstone Technology College.