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Summary

  1. Yellow weather warning for snow and ice
  2. Snow falling across many areas of West Midlands
  3. Nearly 100 schools shut in Staffordshire
  4. Hundreds without power in north of the region

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard, Vanessa Pearce, Monica Rimmer, James Fanning and Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

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  1. More snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Drivers are being warned that there could be more snow flurries through tonight and into tomorrow morning. 

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council says it isn't expecting large amounts of it to settle but will be gritting from 18:00 into the night. 

    Meanwhile, the Midlands Air Ambulance have tweeted this picture of a snowy Staffordshire today.

    Snow across Staffordshire
  2. BBC Weather Watcher pictures: A snowman and a snowy sheep

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Alton

    Our BBC Weather Watchers look to have been uploading some stunning pictures from across a snowy Staffordshire and Cheshire today.

    User Altonbirdwatch snapped this snow-covered sheep in Alton, and Oldwindey in Hednesford looks to have built a snowman

    Hednesford
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    Video caption: How are you getting about in the snow?

    Some stay in their car, others go on foot and some opt for sledges to get about as the snow falls.

  4. Your photos: Mini snowman in Birmingham

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Superb effort on this snowman in Birmingham which has been delicately placed in a plant pot.

    Emily Kimberley shared this pic of of Rocky and Callum on the BBC Midlands Today Facebook page.

    Mini snow man in Birmingham

    Email me your pics or share them with us on Twitter and Facebook.

  5. Gritters out across Worcestershire

    Worcestershire County Council has been busy spreading tonnes of salt throughout the night and into this morning. 

    Here's how the salt stats stack up. 

    Data picture
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between Keele Services and J16 for A500 Crewe affecting J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between Keele Services and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).

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  7. Met Office yellow weather warning in the West Midlands

    A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in the West Midlands.

    The Met Office says: "A cold north to northwesterly airstream will maintain the risk of wintry showers through Friday night and Saturday morning. However, amounts of snow are likely to be very variable with some places remaining dry."

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  8. Watch: Children sledging in the snow in Stoke-on-Trent

    John Acres

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    The snow's brought bad road conditions and school closures in Staffordshire and Cheshire this morning - but also enjoyment for some children in Stoke-on-Trent.

    Here are some of the youngsters sledging down the slopes of this hill in Packmoor.

    Video content

    Video caption: Children sledging in Packmoor, Stoke-on-Trent.
  9. Hereford FC plea for help

    Monica Rimmer

    Journalist, BBC Online

    Hereford Football Club are looking for volunteers to lend a hand covering the pitch in preparation for more bad weather. 

    They're asking people to meet at Addison's Bar at 16:00. 

    View more on twitter
  10. Your pictures: Snowy sculpture and street in Staffordshire

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A couple more pictures of the snow in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme this morning.

    Father John Stather took one of the Golden sculpture in Tunstall and a BBC colleague took the other in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

    Golden sculpture in Tunstall
    Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  11. Your pictures: Telford gets scattering of snow

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Gordon uploaded this snapshot from Oakengates in Telford. The roads are looking very icy and the roofs of the cars still have a layer of snow on. 

    Oakengates snow this morning, partially cleared by driving
  12. Air ambulance ready for take-off... After some shovelling

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The air ambulance team have had a busy morning getting the helicopter ready for take-off this morning.

    Here's what it looked like first thing.

    Midlands Air Ambulance
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    Midlands Air Ambulance
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A4103 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A4103 Worcestershire both ways severe disruption, at Station Road.

    A4103 Worcestershire - A4103 in Bransford closed at Station Road, because of a burst water main. Diversion in operation - local.

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  14. Travel: Delays in Telford

    Arriva West Midlands says earlier service disruption is now over, however passengers may see delays due to the wet conditions.

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  15. Burst water main closes road

    BBC Travel

    There's a road closed in Bransford, Worcestershire, because of a burst water main.

    The A4103 in Malvern is likely to remain closed for most of the day. 

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  16. Your pictures: Snow in Shropshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Early snow in south Shropshire seems to be clearing, as these photos by Foggy in Ludlow and Hopton Karen in Hopton Heath show.

    Snow settled in a rural patch of Ludlow.
    Image caption: Frosty start in Ludlow this morning.
    The sun shining on Hopton Heath's countryside melting the snow.
    Image caption: The sun melting the snow in Hopton Heath.