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.
— Met Office (@metoffice) 30 January 2019
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
.@Derbyshirecc are working very hard to get roads re-opened this morning. This pic is at Rowsley Bar. This road is closed, as is the Cat and Fiddle (#A537), Axe Edge (#A53), Holme Moss (#A6024) and Snake Pass (#A57). Don’t attempt to drive on them. #Snow #UKSnow #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/lRa8MKOJvX
— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) 30 January 2019
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.
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.
A yellow warning for rain turning to snow and ice has been issued by the @metofficeEMids from 12pm today until 11am tomorrow morning. ❄️🌨️
Please take extra care if you have to drive during this time 🚘 https://t.co/pUv2zCHOaF
— LeicestershirePolice (@leicspolice) 29 January 2019
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.