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Video: Is the cold weather set to continue?

Mel Coles

BBC Weather presenter

After a cold start temperatures will rise and we should see some sunshine with highs of 5C (41F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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

M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of an earlier incident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of an incident.

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

Severe disruption: A54 Derbyshire both ways

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A54 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, between A537 Cat and Fiddle Route and A523.

A54 Derbyshire - A54 closed between the A537 Cat and Fiddle Route junction in Buxton and Bosley Crossroads in Bosley, because of snow.

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

Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire eastbound

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A38 Staffordshire eastbound severe accident, between A5192 Cappers Lane and A513 Alrewas.

A38 Staffordshire - A38 blocked eastbound between Lichfield and Alrewas, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A519 Staffordshire both ways

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A519 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between A5182 Trentham Road and A51.

A519 Staffordshire - A519 Newcastle Road closed in both directions between Hanchurch Traffic Lights in Hanchurch and Cliffords Wood Crossroads in Swynnerton, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A500 Staffordshire northbound

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A500 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between A527 Porthill Road and Reginald Mitchell Way Kidsgrove.

A500 Staffordshire - A500 D Road in Porthill closed and queuing traffic northbound between Porthill Bank and Kidsgrove, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe scores twice as Wolves beat struggling Burton to move six points clear at the top of the Championship.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A460 and J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Football

Port Vale fight their way back from a two-goal deficit to claim a share of the spoils in a draw against Stevenage.

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Football

Coventry consolidate their position in the play-offs with goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Tom Bayliss at Crewe.

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Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an incident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Sun Street, Cheadle [generic street image]

A 24-year-old woman is in custody after police were called to an address in Cheadle.

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Weather warnings for the weekend

The Met Office is still warning of snow for the West Midlands on Saturday and Sunday, and it has an amber weather warning in place for parts of Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Other areas of those counties, along with Warwickshire, Birmingham and parts of Cheshire are subject to a yellow warning.

Weather Warning
Met Office

The warnings cover the weekend from 16:00 on Saturday, with up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow forecast in places.

House badly damaged by tea light fire

A fire that caused "significant damage" at a house in Burton was started by tea lights on the window sill, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

An investigation found they had set fire to curtains at the property on Blenheim Close.

Fire damage
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

A woman in the house was uninjured, but was taken to Queens Hospital for precautionary checks.

Another marathon called off... but antarctic runner keeps on going

Stafford half marathon is the latest race to be called off this weekend after forecasts of snow and ice.

The organisers said they consulted with local authorities and emergency services and decided it was in the best interests of spectators, competitors and volunteers that it didn't go ahead on Sunday. It is due to be held on 15 April instead.

Runners
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Sunday's Coventry half marathon has also been called off because of the weather.

But 69-year-old Doug Richards from Redditch (pictured below) wasn't going to be put off by a bit of cold weather - he's completed a half marathon in Antarctica today, in temperatures of -3C (27F).

It means he's run a half marathon in all seven continents.

Doug Richards
Doug Richards

Weather: Turning cold with snow showers

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Turning increasingly windy and cold through tonight.

Cloud will thicken and showery rain is expected to push south-westwards, potentially turning to snow down to low levels during the early hours.

Lows of 2C.

The wind is likely to make the temperatures ferel colder