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Fire crews are damping down after a major fire at the Middlemore industrial estate in Smethwick.
It broke out at around 3:00am yesterday.
Several roads remain closed.
Nearby Wattville Primary School is expected to re-open today.
Staffordshire's gritting and snow plough crews are preparing for the cold snap by gritting 43% of the county's roads today.
The council claims this is more than any other in the West Midlands.
Temperatures are expected to fall later this week.
28,000 tonnes of salt have been stockpiled and shared between five winter depots - Stafford, Leek, Gailey, Lichfield and Hemmingslow.
Nigel Sowden from West Midlands Fire Service has spoken to ITV News Central about the challenges facing firefighters at the scene of a huge industrial fire in Smethwick.
He said fire crews would spend another 24 hours at the Middlemore Industrial Estate.
Residents in Smethwick have been asked to keep their doors and windows shut, after a severe fire in the area last night.
Can residents near to the fire in Wattville Road, Smethwick keep windows and doors closed due to smoke in the area
The Fire Service has announced that a Smethwick primary school will be shut for the day after a huge industrial fire nearby.
Wattville Primary School, on Watville Road - which is currently closed - will not open as usual today.
The fire is believed to have started at 3am this morning at the Middlemore Industrial Estate.
Emergency services are still at the scene, and the police have closed roads in the area.
Due to fire in Smethwick, Wattville Primary School will be closed this morning, further information from school to follow
Wattville Primary School in Smethwick has been confirmed closed for today due to industrial fire close by
Road closures: Wattville Rd from Downing St to Junction Rd, Cross St, Downing St to Booth St. Please check local transport links.