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Flights affected at Birmingham Airport

Flights in and out of Birmingham Airport are being affected for a second day, with many being diverted overnight.

Snowy runway
Birmingham Airport

It said flights have resumed, but delays are likely due to the knock-on effect of yesterday's snow and freezing temperatures overnight.

Passengers are being advised to check with their airline and the airport's live departures board.

Freezing weather closes hundreds of schools

Hundreds of schools across the region are closed this morning following heavy snowfall yesterday and freezing temperatures overnight.

Birmingham City Council says all council-run schools are closed, as are many in Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Most schools contact parents direct via an app or text if there's a closure, but some councils also publish lists online.

There are the council lists we're aware of and that seem to be working:

Weather: A cold day in store

A cold, frosty and icy start to this morning – ice that’s developed overnight could cause travel disruption.

It should be a largely dry and bright day with some sunny spells in the afternoon and highs of 1C (34F)

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Closure on the M5

The bad weather has led to passengers being stranded on the M5.

West Midlands emergency services are heading out to help, but it has meant closures.

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Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

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M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J3A for M40.

M42 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M42 southbound at J3a M40, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J4 for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - M6 exit slip road closed southbound at J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Heavy snowfall in Birmingham

Instagram user Abby Harris has put up a post showing heavy snowfall at the Edgbaston Reservoir near central Birmingham.

Snow has significantly disrupted public transport across the West Midlands and schools will not open on Monday.

Listen to BBC WM 95.6 for the latest updates.

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School closures in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council says all of its schools will be closed on Monday because of the snow and freezing weather.

Children's director Colin Diamond said: "Conditions will remain very hazardous tomorrow and the safety of our children and young people is of paramount importance.

"Even if pupils walk to school we will not be able to guarantee enough staff on site to look after them."

He added: “I would strongly advise all other schools within Birmingham to do the same.”

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

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M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

M5 West Midlands - All traffic being temporarily held and several stranded vehicles on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

A snowy Birmingham Christmas market

Hanover, Berlin, Bavaria... No, Birmingham

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This was the idyllic scene at the German market in Birmingham city centre after heavy snow fall left the UK's second largest city under a blanket of snow.

Further school closures across the Midlands

School closures have been confirmed for Monday across Worcestershire, Walsall and Shropshire, due to the snow.A full list of Shropshire closures can be found on the council Twitter page. Worcestershire County Council released its list of closures online.

A list of Walsall school closures is being continually updated on the council Facebook page.

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Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

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M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J3A for M40.

M42 Warwickshire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, and queuing traffic on M42 southbound at J3a M40, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound at J8 M5, because of emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

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M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J7A for M6 and J8 for M6.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J7a M6 and J8 M6, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between M42 J7A and M42 J8.

M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between M42 J7a and M42 J8, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

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M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - M54 entry slip road closed and queuing traffic eastbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of snow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A460 and J10A for M54.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A34 West Midlands westbound

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A34 West Midlands westbound severe accident, between Dyas Avenue and B4124 Old Walsall Road.

A34 West Midlands - A34 Walsall Road in Great Barr closed westbound between the Dyas Avenue junction and the B4124 Old Walsall Road junction, because of a serious accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

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M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport and J5 for A41.

M42 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

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M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J7A for M6 and J8 for M6.

M42 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J7a M6 and J8 M6, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Severe accident: M54 Shropshire eastbound

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M54 Shropshire eastbound severe accident, between J3 for A41 and J2 for A449.

M54 Shropshire - M54 partially blocked eastbound between J3, A41 (Albrighton) and J2, A449 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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