image captionCars were abandoned earlier in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
Heavy snow in the Midlands has led to police warning drivers they should only take to the roads for essential trips.
Cars were abandoned and roads shut in Stoke-on-Trent after up to 3in of snow fell. Rail services are also disrupted.
Authorities in Staffordshire and Gloucestershire urged people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
A Met Office yellow warning of snow and ice for much of England and Wales and parts of Scotland remains in place until 10:00 GMT on Tuesday.
image captionThe village of Oulton, in Staffordshire, was covered with snow on Monday
There were reports of delays, stranded motorists and abandoned cars on the A53 at Etruria and in Hanley, in Stoke on Trent, with more issues on the A34, in Stone, and on the A500.
Police in Lichfield said the Burntwood bypass, between the M6 Toll and Miners Way, had also been closed due to a crash.
They said officers across Staffordshire were dealing with “numerous snow-related incidents”.
image captionSome children in Stoke-on-Trent went out to play in the snow
image captionThis mum and daughter took the opportunity to ride down a hill in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
image captionAnd families were spotted sledging on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool
Delays were reported on rail services through Stoke-on-Trent from both Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council said it was gritting and had sent snowploughs out to clear routes. It said it had only expected light flurries overnight but in some places about 3in (7.6cm) had stuck.
image captionMotorists in Gloucestershire, including in Cirencester, have been advised to only go out for essential journeys
Heavy snowfall prompted Gloucestershire Police to warn members of the public to take care and to “only go out if it is essential to do so”, with particular problems in the Forest of Dean and on the A417 around Birdlip.
image captionHorse riders in Upper Strensham, Worcestershire, braved the freezing conditions
Elsewhere, Dudley Zoo closed for the day and a football match between Kidderminster Harriers and AFC Telford United was called off. A number of roads in Worcestershire were shut.
image captionLlandrindod Wells, in Powys, is another area which saw significant snowfall
image captionThis lorry became stuck off a slip road on the M54 in Shropshire
As well as the snow, there are dozens of flood warnings in place in England.
Large swathes of London, the Midlands, the South, the South West plus the east of England and Wales have been warned more freezing weather could hit on Wednesday and Thursday.
image captionA woman cleared a path in Burford, Oxfordshire, which could see more snow on Wednesday and Thursday