As wintry conditions saw many struggling with disruption to roads in several areas of the UK, the Met Ofice has now issued another weather warning for snow and ice to continue being a problem until Thursday.
As temperatures plummeted yesterday parts of Gloucestershire, Shropshire and the West Midlands saw road closures and abandoned cars as snow blanketed the area.
The cold snap arrived after the country was battered by 100mph winds from storm Bella on Boxing Day. Cars were abandoned overnight in Stourbridge, West Midlands due to heavy snowfall with drivers experiencing trouble navigating icy conditions.
People were warned to “only go out if it’s absolutely necessary” by Gloucestershire police with them tweeting on social media “Heavy snow is starting to fall in the rural parts of the county.
This will cause delays on the roads.” Staffordshire Police also warned of “serious disruption”, with several roads in the area impassable and a number of collisions reported. The weather warning said there is the potential for patches of snow across parts of England and Wales with 5 to 10cm falling in a few places, such as higher ground in Wales above 200 metres, adding “As well as snow, widespread ice may also be an issue, especially where treatment has been washed off road surfaces.”
The Met Office yellow alert warns of potential injuries from icy conditions with delays to road and rail transport. Large areas of London, the Midlands, the South, South West plus the east of England and Wales have also had warnings that ice and snow could hit them on Wednesday and Thursday.
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