Snow: Travel Chaos In Birmingham & Black Country

10 December 2017, 10:20

car with snow

Heavy snowfall across the West Midlands is causing widespread disruption, closing roads and grounding flights at Birmingham airport.

Persistent heavy snowfall is expected in the region throughout the morning, leading the Met Office to issue an amber weather warning that will be in place until 6pm.

Up to 10cm is expected to build up quite widely, with 15-20cm in some spots, raising the prospect of roads becoming impassable.

Heavy snow's hit Birmingham city centre and the Black Country hit with Birmingham Airport affected. Flights have been suspended while the runway is cleared, leaving passengers facing delays.

Police forces across the West Midlands have urged motorists not to travel unless "absolutely necessary" as they deal with surging calls.

All bus services across the West Midlands have been suspended until midday.