Wiltshire Police has reported that by 8am it had dealt with 53 road traffic collisions caused by black ice on roads across the county
Twenty eight were minor injury collisions and 25 were non injury ones.
Superintendent Nick Ashley urged motorists to take care or reconsider travelling this morning:
We have had a unprecedented number of road traffic accidents this morning.
Thankfully, although there have been some injuries, these have not been serious but it is only a matter of time if motorists do not take care on the roads.
After the heavy rain most of the grit that was placed on the roads during the snow has been washed away by the rain, this has then frozen and left black ice all over the roads.
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and flood alerts across the UK.
Milder temperatures overnight will cause snow to thaw rapidly, with heavy rain expected to bring the risk of flooding in England and Wales.
Granada's Programme Editor Andrew Rigby was caught in the M6 snow chaos. Here he describes his nightmare journey home.