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Heavy Snow Falls Across Melton Borough

More than 5 inches of heavy snow has hit Melton causing issues on the roads across the Borough.

Heavy snow landed in Melton covering the town park's trees and grounds. Photo: NEMM.

Snow started falling on Sunday afternoon and caught out drivers already out in the snow.

A yellow weather warning for snow was issued by the Met Office and is in place until 23:59 today.

A tanker and car struggling through the snow in Melton today (Sunday). Photo: NEMM.

The Met Office are telling to prepare for:

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers

  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel

  • Some rural communities could become cut off

  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

A weather radar showing heavy snow across our region. Photo: Met Office.

Leicestershire Police tweeted to remind everyone about the Government's 'Stay Home' guidance after getting reports of drivers stuck across Leicestershire.

The force's Twitter account posted: "Please stay at home** Avoid travel - Roads are very icy and dangerous at present , please stay at home and save lives, Essential travel only , Please ensure lockdown rules are followed and only essential journeys are undertaken. Stay Safe"

The snow caused issues across the Melton area with cars getting stuck on the A606 Burton Road as well as The Crescent and in Burton Lazars.

Roads also effected are: A606 Potters Hill, Asfordby Hill, Asfordby Valley and Asfordby village. The roads to Scalford and Saxby Road are also badly effected.

The snow is set to calm down this evening and it's due to be dry over night.

A Met Office Statement said: "Evening sleet and snow will clear, then a cold and largey dry night, with a sharp frost forming under clear skies. An isolated wintry shower may form over Derbyshire hills towards the end of the night. Winds will become light. Minimum temperature -5 °C."

Snow covered most of the Melton area on Sunday. Photo: NEMM.

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