Extreme weather causes further travel disruption

There are expected to be further delays on the roads and cancellations on public transport, as extreme weather conditions continue.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow and ice in the West Midlands, and a yellow warning for snow in the East Midlands.

All Ryanair flights to and from East Midlands Airport have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

The airport runway remains closed, while teams clear the ice, but is expected to reopen at 2pm.

Nearly all train operators are warning of disruption to rail services.

In Lincolnshire, emergency services have warned that remote villages are "totally cut" off under two feet of snow.

Lincolnshire Police warned that "most roads" in the county had become impassable and urged people not to make journeys "unless absolutely necessary".

Part of the A52 in Lincolnshire have become "impassable" because of d drifting snow, and there concerns that drivers may become stranded.

Several other roads in the county have also been shut, including the A17 and the A15 between the M180 and Lincoln.

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The adverse conditions have also brought school closures across the Midlands. In Nottinghamshire alone, more than 200 schools are been closed. In Staffordshire, more than 70 schools are closed.

Health officials are reminding people not to worry about the cost of heating their homes during the old snap.