Watch as snowboarder bombs down one of Stoke-on-Trent’s steepest streets during the big freeze


We’ve seen it all today, from skiiers in the park to mammoth igloos built from scratch and towering snowmen.

Never let it be said that Stoke-on-Trent doesn’t rise to a challenge.

But we think we’ve found the best video yet – and if you’ve ever walked up this particular hilly slope then you’ll understand why.

The footage was taken in Greenbank Road, Tunstall, where one snowboarder made good use of the steep incline to slide his way down to the bottom.

It shows him expertly negotiating the wintry conditions as if they were the French Alps.

The street is notorious among cyclists and pedestrians alike – but it takes a brave soul to tackle it on a board with snow-covered cars parked on either side.

A snowboarder on Greenbank Road, Tunstall

The brilliant footage has been passed on to StokeonTrentLive by Lucy Vousden.

We have also been hundreds of photos and videos from readers keen to share their Bank Holiday snow day at the end of what has been a pretty terrible year.

And there may yet be more chances to enjoy some winter fun if the forecast is anything to go by.

The Met Office says there’s a good chance of snow hitting North Staffordshire again tomorrow.

The forecaster is predicting snow will fall in Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire Moorlands at around 7am on Tuesday (December 29) – with temperatures dropping to 0C or colder.

But exactly how much snow remains to be seen after council gritters were caught out today as forecasters predicted 1mm of snow instead of the three inches which fell across huge swathes of the county.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice came into force at 6pm today and will remain in place until 10am tomorrow (December 29).

Following that time, the risk of snow becomes very small.

Enjoy!





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