Birmingham woke up to a heavy blanket of snow this morning – with power cuts and roads being closed in some parts of the region.
The snow fell across a large swathe of the West Midlands, with the Black Country and Worcestershire seeing some of the heaviest falls.
The weather drama coincided with the arrival of Storm Arwen on Friday night – which brought 45mph winds to Birmingham.
A yellow weather and yellow snow warning remains in place for Birmingham today – with the Met Office warning more snow could be on the way.
A statement said: “Further rain, sleet and snow this morning. Most of any snow will be over the hills, but some is possible at lower elevations too.
“Becoming drier and brighter later this afternoon. Strong northerly winds will make it feel very cold. Maximum temperature 5 °C.”
We told earlier how a bus became stuck in snow earlier today (November 27) as dangerous road conditions continue to develop across the region.
Footage showed the bus in Griffiths Drive, Wolverhampton, as it attempts to turn. It remained stuck in the snow for over an hour-and-a-half.
Cannock Chase in Staffordshire has been closed because of ‘dangerous roads’ after Storm Arwen toppled trees.
Power cuts have also been reported in Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
Nationally, a man from Lancaster was killed at around 11pm last night on Vicarage Road in Ambleside, Cumbria. Authorities are attending the scene and the public is asked to avoid the area until the tree has been made safe.
It comes as more than 80,000 homes in the UK have been left without electricity after the country continues was battered by Storm Arwen.
BrumWish 2021 aims to get thousands of Christmas gifts to young children in need across our city – the homeless, the vulnerable, kids in care and kids who have little.
This year’s appeal is bigger and better than ever – because we have teamed up with our partners at #Toys4Birmingham, including Thrive Together Birmingham, the Birmingham Playcare Network, the Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham Forward Steps.
Also involved are Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Spurgeon’s children’s charity, the Springfield project in Sparkhill, St Paul’s Community Development Trust and Your Local Pantry, which runs food hubs in 12 locations across Birmingham and the Black Country.
You can buy a gift from the #Brumwish Amazon Wishlist here.
Or you can collect and drop off donations of new and nearly new toys and gifts to special donation days at Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU, on Saturday November 27, Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4, from 11am to 3pm, where volunteers will be waiting to see you.
Brand new or nearly new, unwrapped gifts, books and toys for all ages will be accepted.
You can also donate cash, which will go into a fund held by a charity partner to use to plug gaps or buy specialist toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to make a donation.
Gales of nearly 100mph were recorded in Northumberland yesterday and one man in Northern Ireland was killed when his car was struck by a falling tree.
Police said around 120 lorries were ‘stuck in the snow’ on the M62 at junctions 21 and 22 and urged motorists to avoid the area. Tweeting pictures of the motorway blanketed in white, they said snow ploughs had been deployed.
Meanwhile, a Met Office statement said: “People should stay away from the coast as waves and debris are a danger to life.”