Springtime snow hits Midlands

Parts of the Midlands have been affected by snowfall over the weekend. Get the latest on the snow updates here.

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Easter Transport Show in Shropshire cancelled

Weston Park, Shropshire Credit: PA

The 26th Transport Show, which was due to take place at Weston Park, Shropshire, on Sunday March 31 and Monday April 1, has been postponed due to the recent snowfall.

The adverse weather means the Easter weekend event will now take place on Sunday June 23.

Geoff Price from Transtar Promotions said: “The ground conditions following the recent snowfall won’t accommodate the expected 1,200 vehicle exhibits for the show."

Full report: snow gets the week off to a bad start

Communities in some parts of the Midlands are dealing with some of the most severe weather conditions in recent times.

Snow is continuing to cause significant problems with some people trapping in their homes.

Thirty pupils from Wolverhampton have also been stranded on the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland while on a geography field trip.


Twenty feet drifts in Derbyshire

Drifts are affecting transport in Derbyshire and Staffordshire Credit: Mark Locker

Derbyshire has been hit by some of the most severe weather in recent times, says Derby County Council.

Drifts as high as twenty feet have led to council staff battling over the last 72 hours to clear roads in the county.

North Staffordshire has also been exceptionally hit hard.

The weather is still causing significant problems in the High Peak – the northern part of the Derbyshire Dales. Snow fall combined with strong winds have caused very high drifts in some areas.


Snow drifts hit North Staffordshire

Caverswall, Stoke-on-Trent Credit: Ian Colclough

North Staffordshire has been hit badly by snow drifts, which are causing disruptions to roads in the Moorlands.

A section of the A53 between Leek and Buxton is closed because of the severe weather.

Staffordshire County Council says gritting teams are continuing to work this weekend to keep the county’s roads clear.

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