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Birmingham and Black Country schools shut in snow

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Media captionParts of Birmingham had several inches of snow

A number of schools across the West Midlands were shut on Monday after several inches of snow fell overnight.

Poor driving conditions were reported across the region with several roads into Birmingham said to be gridlocked.

There was a problem with the A38 Aston Expressway tidal flow system because of some lying snow in the central lane.

The Met Office has warned of ice on any untreated surfaces with temperatures expected to dip below freezing into Tuesday morning.

Earlier train services between Smethwick Galton Bridge and The Hawthorns ran slowly because of a low hanging tree, thought to have been caused by the weight of the snow.

Another tree fell down in Cotwall End, Sedgley, also under the weight of snow, partially blocking the road.

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