'Drive to arrive': Motorists urged to take extra caution after snowfall and crashes

Motorists are today being urged to take extra caution and 'drive to arrive' after snowfall across region led to a number of crashes.

The picture posted by @StaffsSpecials of the smash in Burntwood
The picture posted by @StaffsSpecials of the smash in Burntwood

One of the smashes highlighted by police overnight was in Burntwood, where a car had slid and hit and lamppost in the evening. The driver was unhurt, say officers.

Central Motorways Policing Group, meanwhile, posted a picture of a car which appeared to have crashed into a road sign, while warning they had attended 'a number of RTCs'.

"It's very wet and in some places there is still snow on the ground around the network tonight and we have already attended a number of RTCs," said the tweet.

"If you need to make an essential journey please allow extra time and drive to the conditions."

The Met Office too has warned people take care should they need to travel, urging them to be 'weather aware'.

National Express has also warned that 'severe weather' has affected its 81 service from Dudley to Wolverhampton, which was using Birmingham New Road up to Tipton/Sedgley traffic lights (missing Vicarage Road area, the Wood Cross area, and Wrens Nest).

"If your service is not listed there are no reported diversions in place and it will continue on its normal line of route," said the bus service on its website.

"Thank you for bearing with us today."

While no weather warnings remain in place for the region today, temperatures are expected to remain low with a maximum of four degrees, and there is a chance of sleet and showers.

See the latest forecast from The Met Office here:

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