UPDATED: Roads seem clear in Derby despite snow - with video
There are currently no new traffic issues on the city's roads due to the snow, according to highways officials.
Flights have been cancelled, delayed and re-routed at East Midlands Airport due to snow on the runway.
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Three flight were delayed while a flight to Belfast had to be cancelled after the inbound plane was forced to divert to Manchester.
Another flight from Dinard was re-routed to Birmingham but the outbound flight is hoped to still go ahead with the plane flying from Birmingham to pick up passengers at East Midlands.
There are also reports that there may be more snow on the way this afternoon and some schools have closed due to the conditions.
A yellow alert for snow has been given for Derbyshire by the Met Office for the rest of the day. There are no weather warnings for the rest of the week so far but more snow is forecast for later on in the week.
Updated at noon:
Roads in Derbyshire have been closed due to snow fall and crashes.
The A515 which links Ashbourne and Buxton has been closed due to the conditions.
Three vehicles crashed on the road due to snow and vehicles were struggling to pass close to the junction for Parwich.
There was also a crash on the B5035 involving the mobile library and two other vehicles. Police are yet to confirm if this was due to the conditions but it is believed to have been.
Slack Hill is also seriously delayed due to the conditions between Ashover Road and Asker Lane.
Gritters were out on the roads around Derby and the rest of the county yesterday and the county council said it had plenty of grit in stock.
Councillor Simon Spencer, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’ve got around 19,000 tonnes of grit in stock and we’ll be out across the county treating around 1,555 miles of roads. That’s around half the roads we look after, which is more than most councils.
“We’ll be keeping a close eye on the conditions so that we can act quickly as and when we need to.”
Derbyshire people were preparing to meet the freezing conditions head on.
The Derby Telegraph has reported how residents in Oakwood were being encouraged to become snow wardens to help spread grit during the icy conditions.
It comes as part of the Oakwood Winter Welfare Scheme set up in 2011.
Residents are offered a free bag of grit to help them and their neighbours cope with frozen footpaths and roads.
Councillor Mick Barker said that 430 extra bags of grit were being delivered to Oakwood this week to help prepare for further bad weather.
He said: “We have used all of the stock that we had got but we are expecting a delivery this week. The scheme has worked well so far and it seems we got the grit just in time for the snow.”
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