County escapes heavy snow

WORCESTERSHIRE seems to have got off lightly after hardly any snow fell in the county overnight, in contrast to some other parts of the country.

Heavy snow fell in the north, with over a foot falling on the Pennines in less than two hours, causing traffic chaos on the M6 and roads.

Meanwhile, flooding has been reported in west Wales, epecially Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, with homes affected and some people trapped in cars.

Here in Worcestershire, some rain fell overnight, but at the moment the county is enjoying sunshine.

However, temperatures remain low and motorists are being warned to beware of black ice, especially around Much Marcle and Fromes Hill in Herefordshire.

The Met Office says today will remain dry, bright and breezy, but warns of some heavy rain and gales overnight. The rain and milder air will cause any lying snow to melt, leading to the risk of localised flooding.

Sunday is again predicted to be a bright and breezy day with a good deal of sunshine, and just the odd shower possible in the west.

The outlook for Monday to Wednesday is unsettled but less cold. Monday will start bright and breezy start, but turn wet and windy later.

Further heavy rain and gales are expected on Tuesday, and Wednesday will be very windy with blustery showers.

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