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Snow hits the Black Country and Staffordshire - with PICTURES

By Jack Averty | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Snow has fallen on the Black Country and Staffordshire, causing disruption.

Snow fell for parts of yesterday and continued to fall this morning, albeit not as heavily as last month when the region was plunged into chaos.

Temperatures are set to rise this week with no snow in sight, but there are concerns about flooding with flood alerts put out for two rivers in Stafford.

The Environment Agency has warned both the River Sow and the River Penk could flood due to the amount of rain and snow this past weekend.

Snow caused problems on the road for drivers over the weekend.

A crash in Cannock in the snow. Credit: @Cannock Police

Police in Cannock warned the snow was making driving conditions 'quite hazardous' after being called out to a crash yesterday

West Midlands Fire Service has also warned people to be careful in the snow, tweeting: "Well the snow is well and truly falling now. Be careful if you're out and about."

While Wednesfield Police said the roads are becoming 'very slippy'.

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A yellow weather warning is in place today.

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.

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"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."

Jack Averty

By Jack Averty
Senior Reporter - @javerty_star

Reporter with the Express & Star, based at head office in Wolverhampton

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