Shropshire and Mid Wales wake to blanket of snow « Shropshire Star

Parts of Shropshire and Mid Wales woke to the first proper snow of the year today as motorists across the UK were facing another day of treacherous driving.

A man died in a car crash on the Shropshire border at 8.50pm last night[1].

Council gritters were out on the roads in the early hours of today but there were no school closures reported this morning. A mix of rain and snow were forecast for Shropshire today, with highs of 5C. It comes after weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for large swathes of the country, with up to 10cm of snow expected in some areas, although early signs were that Shropshire had escaped the worst of the conditions.

Shropshire And Mid Wales Wake To Blanket Of Snow « Shropshire StarSnow in Priorslee, Telford, this morning

Yellow alerts cover all of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as south-east England, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber regions and the north-east. Around 5cm to 10cm of snow was likely to land on higher ground in Wales, the South West, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and up to 4cm on lower ground. Icy patches are predicted just as widely, with the Met Office website warning drivers they could face “difficult” conditions.

A Met Office spokeswoman said: “Friday will see bands of cold and wintry showers moving southwards, with gale-force winds in places such as East Anglia and Kent.”

Shropshire weather on Twitter:

On Thursday, two schools in Northumberland were reportedly closed because of severe weather conditions, as wintry conditions spread across the UK.

Network Rail said it had thousands of rail engineers working “day and night” to prevent delays in travel.


  1. ^ A man died in a car crash on the Shropshire border at 8.50pm last night (

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