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Warning to motorists as heavy snow falls over Derbyshire

Credit: Highways England.

Derbyshire Council has issued a notice to drivers to take extra care in snow-hit parts of the region this morning.

This was the scene on the A537 Cat & Fiddle a few moments ago, the efforts of plough teams have made it passable, for now.

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Drivers urged to take care on the roads after snow warning

Berryhill in Stoke on Trent Credit: Eddy Atkinson

Parts of the region have had a snowy start to the day. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice and are warning drivers to take extra care while on the road and allow extra time for their journeys.

There are also flood warnings in place for parts of Lincolnshire and residents are being told to prepare for large waves and possible flooding.

The Ministry of Defence said about 100 soldiers from the Catterick army base have been deployed to Skegness, where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs.

Gritting teams ready for action as snow starts to fall

Gritting teams ready for action as snow starts to fall Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

As snow starts to fall across the Midlands, Nottinghamshire's gritting teams are preparing to head out on the county's roads tonight and into the morning.

A band of rain, sleet and snow is expected later tonight. The Met Office suggests that we will get snow and sleet around 4-6am, which is likely to cause icy conditions.

Garry Chadburn, Electrical and Environmental Maintenance Manager at Via East Midlands, said:

We will be out and about both tonight and tomorrow morning gritting main routes and secondary routes as well as salting footpaths.

– Garry Chadburn

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Warning for commuters in the Midlands over snow forecast

Gritters have been out overnight Credit: ITV News Central

Commuters are braced for travel disruption during the evening rush hour on Thursday with sleet and snow forecast for parts of the region.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and say heavy rain and strong winds may prove additional hazards. As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.

Councils across the Midlands have said they are ready to deal with the weather disruption and that gritting teams will be working through the night.

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