First snow of the season blankets the Black Country in the early hours

The Black Country was blanketed with the first bit of snow this season early this morning as the days roll on to winter.

Snow blanketed the Black Country this morning. Photo: Willenhall Fire Station
Snow blanketed the Black Country this morning. Photo: Willenhall Fire Station

The snow came as part of a cold spell in Britain this week with forecasters warnings of icy conditions this weekend.

Fire crews and the police also warned motorists to drive safe at the arrival of snow.

Willenhall Fire Station tweeted: "Please be careful on the roads. This was at 1.30am this morning [Saturday]. The snow has definitely arrived Take care out there and be safe."

Force Response, a West Midlands Police Twitter account, tweeted: "Working through the night. C team was awake and out and about for the first bit of snow this winter.

"It doesn’t seem to have stuck but drive safe everyone."

Meanwhile a car ended up on its roof in the snow in Birmingham. Central Motorway Police Group tweeted a picture, saying: "First night out for our new X5, and already putting the four wheel drive to good use.

"Please drive carefully and be aware that your stopping distances greatly increase in snow... as this driver has found out the hard way."

The Met Office has warned icy conditions are likely to persist at least until Tuesday.

Parts of Scotland endured a phenomenon called thunder snow on Friday, said forecasters.

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