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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.

High winds in North Shropshire

Police are urging motorists in North Staffordshire to drive with extra care, after a number of trees were blown into the road due to high winds.

Gusts of up to 75mph have hit parts of the UK today and forecasters say arctic conditions could hit parts of the Midlands tomorrow.

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Severe weather warning in place across East Midlands

A warning sign by the side of a road. Credit: PA Images

A severe weather warning is in place across parts of the country, telling people to be aware of icy conditions.

Clear spells on Wednesday night meant a chance of temperatures dropping below freezing.

The Met Office warning, in place until 10am, highlights the dangers of untreated surfaces such as pavements, cycle paths and some minor roads.

It's in place for the East Midlands in particular the Lincolnshire area.

Head to our weather page for the lastest forecast for the region.

Ice warning issued for the Midlands

Ice warning issued for the Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Motorists are being advised to take extra care on the region's roads this morning after the met office issued a warning for severe ice.

Icy patches are likely to form on roads as temperatures dipped below freezing last night.

Showers of rain, sleet and snow are expected on higher ground.

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