Snow hits the Black Country and Staffordshire

Heavy snow brought disruption across the region this morning with road delays and school closures.

Snow hits the Black Country and Staffordshire

A severe weather alert was issued by Highways England warning drivers to make sure they allow plenty of extra time for journeys.

Snow fell throughout the early hours of this morning making visibility difficult and surfaces extremely slippery

Snow is expected to continue to fall in the region until 9pm tonight, according to weather forecasters who say the temperature will fall to -1 this evening.

A broken down vehicle near M5 Junction 2 for Oldbury, northbound, and an accident on the sliproad resulted in northbound queues on the motorway, while there was also queueing from M6 Junction 10 for Wolverhampton to Junction 8 for the M5.

Motorists faced further delays on the A41 in West Bromwich and at the Burnt Tree lights in Dudley.

National Express has altered the routes of some of its buses due to the snow, with affected routes available to view here.

Meanwhile, schools across the region have also been closed. You can see a full list here.

Dudley Zoo also announced this morning that it would be closing for the day because of the weather.

Recap the snow and its disruption throughout the morning

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