Weather warning for ice issued for West Midlands

Weather warnings have been issued for the West Midlands by experts after the region was battered by Storm Arwen which led to severe disruption.

Snow in Wolverhampton. Photo: George Huntbatch
Snow in Wolverhampton. Photo: George Huntbatch

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice affecting the West Midlands and parts of Shropshire on Sunday and Monday.

Train passengers were left facing delays and cancellations on Saturday after high winds destroyed overhead cables and blew a tree over the track at Codsall.

A slew of events and attractions were cancelled across the Black Country and Staffordshire, including the popular Black Country Living Museum, on Saturday.

And now Met Office chiefs have issued yellow weather warnings for ice, with temperatures only hitting around 3C (37.4F).

A spokesman said: "Surfaces may become icy in places on Sunday night and early Monday, making for tricky travel.

"[There will be] probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making accidents more likely and journey times longer.

"Icy surfaces likely, increasing the risk of slips and falls."

Meanwhile bus services in the region were impacted due to the icy conditions – with the number two bus service from Dudley to Merry Hill unable to serve Wrens Nest, whilst the 27 and 27A from Dudley to Wolverhampton is using Milking Bank and Dibdale Road in both directions due to ice on Aintree Way.

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