SNOW fell again on Malvern overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, there were considerable snow and ice on the roads and footpaths higher up the hills, such as through the Wyche Cutting and along Walwyn Road and Jubilee Drive, with reports of some trees down.

The gritting team from Worcestershire County Council was out late last night, treating the county's highways.

And the council is currently working closely with the Environment Agency to stop the county falling foul of the weather, keeping people well informed of potential flood risks.

Following the heavy rain and snowfall yesterday and overnight, flood alerts have been issued in parts of the county, including the River Avon, Barbourne Brook, Bow and Piddle Brook, River Salwarpe, and rivers in South Worcestershire.

Cabinet member with responsibility for the environment, Coun Tony Miller, said: "We continue to work closely with our colleagues at the Environment Agency, and we are reacting to rising water levels across the county to try and minimise disruption.

"We urge residents to keep themselves safe at all times, during what is a busy time for travelling between Christmas and New Year celebrations."

The Met Office is predicting that Tonight will be cold and rather windy with clear spells and a widespread, locally severe, frost. Some isolated showers are possible, wintry over the hills. Minimum temperature -5C.

Thursday will be chilly with the wind gradually easing. It will be mainly dry with sunny spells, although the odd shower remains possible, again wintry over the hills. Maximum temperature 5C.