Live: Disruption expected as snow and ice warning in force for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire

Families are being warned they face possible road issues as a snow and ice warning has been issued for a third day in a row.

The Met Office has issued two warnings covering Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire warning of ice on the road surfaces and the possibility of even more snow.

It would be the third day in a row the area has seen a snow fall that has already led to widespread issues on the region’s roads.

The current forecast predicts some sleet around the area later this morning but nothing on the levels seen the last couple of days.

The Met Office weather warning for ice will run until 10am today while the snow warning is in place until 2pm tomorrow with more of the white stuff expected in the morning.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Showers are likely to merge into an area of rain, sleet and snow which is expected to move south across parts of eastern Scotland, northern and western England, and perhaps the far east of Wales overnight Wednesday, and through Thursday morning.

“Not all locations within this area will see snow, and indeed where it does snow it will not be snowing through the entire warning period.

“Accumulations of 1-3 cm are most likely, with larger accumulations (most likely 5-10 cm) confined to ground above 200 metres.

“Snow at low levels will quickly turn to rain across Scotland during early Thursday, becoming confined to ground above 500 metres. It will also steadily turn to rain at lower levels further south through the rest of the day whilst petering out.”

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