The Peak District has turned into a winter wonderland overnight.

All over the East Midlands people went to sleep expecting to wake up to snow due to the yellow weather warning in place. What happened this morning?

There has been a weather warning for heavy snow and ice from 9pm yesterday to 11am this morning. Yesterday the warning was brought forward to 5pm with many expecting up to 4 inches of snow.

And the Met Office have introduced a new warning between 1pm tomorrow through to 9pm Friday night.


Snow fell heavily over Derbyshire this morning. (Credit: Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press)

The most affected of our 3 cities. Derbyshire County Council closed four of its main roads last night and these remain shut.

  • Cat and Fiddle A537
  • Axe Edge A53
  • Holme Moss A6024
  • Snake Pass A57

10 schools are also closed across the county. These include:

  • New Mills School
  • Chinley Primary School
  • Glossopdale School
  • Taxal and Fernilee CE Primary

A full list can be found here.


The scene in Nottingham last year during a yellow snow warning

There was a flurry of snow last night at around 7pm, with many expecting this to turn into more.
This morning, however, Nottingham awoke to no snow and only a blanket of ice.


Similar to Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire are still awaiting the snow.
With a Met Office Spokesman saying “There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be effected”, many are preparing for a cold few days.