Cars Abandoned in East Mids Snow
27 December 2014, 06:27
Up to 10 centimetres of snow fell in just a few hours in the East Midlands overnight.
In Nottingham, cars have been adandoned on the A60 and A614 and 4x4's have rescued stranded drivers in Leicestershire.
The weather knocked the power out to 100,000 homes.
Both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Police are advising drivers not to go out this morning as the snow is making driving dificult.
Head of Roads Policing for Derbyshire, Supt. Steve Wilson has told Capital:
'Patchy conditions mean that whilst some stretches of road appear passable, the conditions can deteriaorate rapidly, with a risk of drivers becoming stranded.
'Anyone who has to make an essential journeys should ensure they are equipped with essential equipment including warm clothing, shovel, torch, food & warm drink'
At one point overnight flights were delayed at East Midlands Airport and two flights had to be diverted while they cleared snow from the airfield.
Officials at the Airport are advising all passengers to contact their airlines for further information.
There are now warnings of ice in the East Midlands, a warning for snow has been cancelled by the Met Office as most of it fell overnight.