WEATHER UPDATE: Snow shuts schools and causes delays on Leicestershire roads
Snow on the roads led to slow rush hour traffic this morning and dozens of schools remain closed today.
Traffic was moving at a crawl along the A50 between Coalville and Leicester and throughout the city, while the A46 was brought to a halt after a lorry jack-knifed near to the junction with the A6006 near Wymeswold.
About 40 primary schools and 21 secondary schools are shut in the city and a further 110 primaries and 41 secondaries in the county.
Some of the secondary schools are open for exams but closed for classes.
Schools across Leicestershire and Rutland and in the city have been forced to close today (Monday, January 21) because of the snow - click to see the list of school closures.
Leicester City Council's transport services, which take elderly and disabled people to special school, day centres and lunch clubs, are not running today.
The mobile meals deliveries service is not affected.
A spokesman for the city council said: "We don't take a decision like this lightly but the safety and wellbeing of our service users is our ultimate concern."
Hinckley Market is closed today and bin services in the borough have been cancelled, while Harborough District Council has postponed tonight's full council meeting.
It is now due to take place on Wednesday, January 30, at 6.30pm at the Cromwell Suite, The Three Swans, Market Harborough.Temperatures are expected to remain at 1C (34F) or below for the rest of the week.
The Met Office is not currently predicting any further heavy snowfall in its five-day forecast for Leicestershire.