Snow hits Shropshire - with PICTURES

By Rob Smith | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Snow has returned to Shropshire, with the wintry conditions due to continue across the whole weekend.

St Martins, near Oswestry. Credit: Di Slater

Telford's game against Nuneaton had to be called off yesterday, with further disruption across the region expected.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and ice across much of the UK for Sunday, and the West Midlands was one of many regions to see sustained snowfall and icy roads in places.

The MET office said in its warning: "The snow is more likely to affect higher routes with lower levels only affected more locally. In addition, rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time following a very cold night. Some roads and railways likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

"Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces. Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. The snow is expected to become confined to northeast Scotland later in the day as it progressively turns to rain from the southwest."

Marco Petagna at the Met Office said that snow in Shropshire should clear by Saturday evening, but will likely return tomorrow morning before turning to rain by the afternoon.

Council gritters are preparing to go to work on the region's roads today and tomorrow.

Telford & Wrekin Council said on Twitter: "The sleet and snow showers likely to continue until early evening. We will be gritting from 1.30pm and keeping an eye on things. There is a chance of more snow and sleet tomorrow morning so will grit as required."

Shropshire Council said their crews were out and about on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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