School children have been sent home early today ahead of heavy snow forecast to hit parts of the Midlands this afternoon.
Meadows Primary School in Northfield Birmingham normally opens despite bad weather but has this time 'admitted defeat'.
Parents went to collect children just after midday today with a mixed reaction from parents.
A guide on staying safe and informed when severe wintry weather strikes.
Keepers at the West Midland Safari Park are working round the clock to care for hundreds of animals during the freezing weather.
A man has been left needing eight stitches after breaking up a snowball fight.