South Birmingham here, many side roads impassable and main roads now starting to gridlock.
What I find most stupid is that although many schools were closed, quite a few opened and in the last hour announced closures and requested parents to collect their kids. With most local schools on side roads I expect mayhem. It was very clear from warnings yesterday that our area would gradually deteriorate during the day so why allow schools to open, take in kids and then an hour later declare closure?
School closures are often due to the fact that the staff cannot get there to look after the children. Many of the staff commute some distance nowadays. Those who remember the "good old days" probably had teachers that also walked to to school from a relatively short distance.
At the moment, it's sunny and spring-like in Glasgow ... my Universal Snow Shoes [..."ideal for winter emergencies, walking to work, shopping, walking the dog, working outdoors, excercising, hiking and much, much more.] are still in their box. Phew, thank goodness!
Quite thick snow here between Portsmouth and Southampton. Some schools etc. closed. Panic buying in local shops for bread etc, I am sorry to say! All for a bit of white stuff that in other countries I have lived in would be normal.
I had to switch off the TV last night as I was turning into, perhaps already am, an angry old man because of the way they were reporting that snow was on the way was as if it was going to be a major national emergency.