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Snow alerts continue for East and West Midlands

Snow falling in Mansfield - send us your pictures!

Snow is now falling in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, as the weather turns wintry this evening.

Darren Lightfoot sent us this tweet showing the snowfall on the ground so far.

We'd like to see your pictures of the white stuff - send them in to centralweather@itv.com.

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Recovery van deployed to help motorists stuck in snow

Snowfall near Chesterfield in Derbyshire has made driving conditions difficult.

An AA recovery van has been deployed to help motorists who are struggling following recent snowfall.

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Snow forces closure of schools in Derbyshire

Some schools have closed because of weather conditions Credit: PA

A number of schools in Derbyshire have been closed because of snow:

  • Queen Elizabeths Grammar School, Ashbourne
  • Alfreton Park Community Special School
  • Highfields School
  • Biggen C.E. Primary School
  • Flagg Nursery School
  • Lady Manners School
  • Anthony Bek Community Primary School
  • Cutthorpe Primary School
  • Parwich Primary School
  • FitzHerbert Primary School
  • Stanton-in-Peak C of E Primary School
  • Brassington Primary School
  • Peak Forest Primary
  • Youlgrave All Saints CE Primary School
  • Bakewell Methodist Junior School
  • Monaysh Primary School
  • Marsh Lane Primary School
  • Bakewell Methodist Junior School
  • Brookfield Community School
  • Barlow Church of England Primary School

East Midlands motorists 'stranded' by frozen drives

More than half of East Midlands drivers claim they had been stranded at home during severe weather because their own street had not been gritted.

Commuters on the B4525 in Northamptonshire brave the snowy icey roads. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The AA survey claims road gritting is a postcode lottery and local neighbourhoods are often left untreated.

More than half of members in the region (52%) say they are struggling to get out of their own streets on to gritted roads that will get them safely to their destinations.

Only 20% of them said they can drive straight on to a treated road when they set off.

11% abandoned their cars on the drive or outside their homes and had to look for other ways to go about their daily routines.

Among pensioners, more than a fifth (22%) gave up driving in snow.

"One of the biggest winter gripes is the complaint that UK main roads are generally safe and useable in snow and ice - providing you can get on to them in one piece. Increasingly, when frost, ice and snow turn local roads treacherous, local authorities are leaving neighbourhoods to just get on with it themselves,"

– Edmund King, the AA's president.
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