Drivers urged to stay at home as snow leaves Shropshire roads treacherous

Drivers have been urged to avoid driving where possible after roads across Shropshire were left treacherous this morning.

Snow on the A442 at Shatterford. Photo: Steve Tripp
Snow on the A442 at Shatterford. Photo: Steve Tripp

Several crashes have taken place and cars have become stranded after snow fell across the county this morning.

Most major routes across the West Midlands have been affected, with crashes and delays reported on the M5, M6 and M54.

Telford was the worst affected areas this morning as the snow moved west from Birmingham and the Black Country.

A lorry became stuck on the exit road at Junction 5 of the M54 westbound, while over in Shrewsbury a car ended up on its roof after a two-car crash.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were sent to the crash on the A488 in Pontesbury.

A lorry stuck on an exit road of the M54 in Telford. Photo: @OPUShropshire

Meanwhile motorists were experiencing delays on the A442 between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster at around 8.30am.

The hold up took place south of Shatterford, where cars became stranded in snow and blocked both sides of the road.

Volunteers from Alveley Community First Responders, based near the A442 incident, warned drivers to find an alternative route.

The group said: "The A442 is currently blocked between Shatterford and Kidderminster due to stranded vehicles in the snow. We recommend you avoid the route at the current time."

A snow plough heads out across Shrewsbury on Monday

West Mercia Police urged people to avoid driving as much as possible.

"If you've woken up to snow this morning across our area, please take extra care if you need to travel," the force said.

"If possible, avoid driving and if you absolutely have to travel take appropriate precautions, warm clothing and a charged phone."

The Met Office forecast a 90 per cent chance of snow in Oswestry and Shrewsbury and issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across Shropshire, with temperatures not expected to pass 3C throughout the day.

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