It’s been almost a year to the day and Brum gets a dusting of snow once more. Prior to the snowfall the temperatures have dropped ludicrously low; here’s a lovely video of icebreakers at work in the Canal Street Basin (just behind Broad Street and the NIA):
When it did hit, many people were still unprepared. People I spoke to who’d been driving between Birmingham and the Wolves area had witnessed multiple accidents on the roads. @KeithWilkoITV reported earlier that all 23 of the city’s gritters have been out and the council are braced for more snow tomorrow.
The Mail reported on Thursday that the council, in partnership with Amey, has been treating 1200km of routes â€“ around half of the cityâ€™s roads â€“ every night. BBC News reported that, as snow began to fall at around lunchtime today, the West Midlands remains on an amber snow alert as 5cm (2 inches) of snow is expected to fall over the next day. “The snow is expected to give way to sleet and rain and could cause some travel disruption. Temperatures are set to drop down to -1C overnight.”
More snaps and vids as I come across them.