There's more snow on the way but Derby County say game will be on
RAMS bosses have vowed that snow will not stop tomorrow's anticipated clash with Forest from going ahead – much to the delight of 42 fans from Switzerland.
The unlucky Rams fans missed an East Midlands derby last February because of snow but are "excited and pleased" the club has vowed to keep the match on as planned.
Derby County president Sam Rush said: "We're gearing up for the game going ahead as normal and our staff have worked hard in the last 24 hours to ensure plans are in place for the game.
"Based on the information we are getting at the moment, we'll be able to deal with the snowfall expected and the game will go ahead as planned."
Last February, Mike Harris, who has worked in Switzerland for the past three years, and 33 friends planned to cheer on Derby against the Reds.
But their plans were scuppered.
Just as the group boarded a train from London, they found out it had been postponed because of snow.
This year, Mr Harris is bringing 41 friends over from Switzerland. He said: "We are coming over tonight from Basel in Switzerland to Manchester. I cannot wait to come over.
"I am an eternal optimist – 40 years of supporting the Rams does that to you."
A smattering of snow fell over the county last night but the heavy snowfall forecast failed to materialise.
However, a Met Office spokesman said that there would be "heavy bursts" starting from 6am today – potentially affected rush-hour motorists.
He said: "It will be persistent throughout the day with heavy flurries. We are expecting between five and 10 cms for Derby.
"On Saturday, the snow will be patchier but it will still be very cold with overnight temperatures dropping to as low as minus 10C."
He added there was a possibility of more snow early next week.
Passengers hoping to travel from East Midlands Airport today are being warned to check before they travel.
A spokeswoman said: "We advise all passengers to check their flights on the East Midlands Airport website or with their airline operators."
Travel disruption is also expected on the roads and trains. East Midlands Trains is urging people to plan ahead of their journeys.