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UP NEXT:Met Office national morning forecast for August 7Met Office national morning forecast for August 7UP NEXT: Click for Sound Watch again The weather forecast for Easter Monday Video Loading Video Unavailable Share this video Video will play in We pay for stories! Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.orgGritters have been out, roads are closed and flood alerts have been issued due to two separate weather warnings are in force in area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire this morning. The latest weather forecasts from the Met Office show the area is set to be hit by heavy rain – with snow also possible in areas of the Staffordshire Moorlands and parts of Cheshire. A Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for rain is in force across the area until 4pm this evening – after coming into force at 6pm on Sunday night. The warning states: “Heavy rain is expected to affect parts of England and Wales. Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer. Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.” The latest Met Office hour-by-hour forecast for Stoke-on-Trent, which is subject to change, suggests heavy rain will continue across the city until 5pm – with lighter showers likely to continue throughout the evening. A separate warning for snow, which initially covered most of England including Stoke-on-Trent, is in force from 3am on Monday morning until 11.55pm. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning about surface water on the roads of Staffordshire. Although the Potteries itself is no longer covered by the warning other areas, including much of the Staffordshire Moorlands including Leek and parts of Cheshire including Congleton, are still covered by the warning. Gritting teams from Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Cheshire East Council have been out overnight treating the roads, the councils have said. Readers have contacted us to say they have snow in areas including Meir, Cheddleton and Hilderstone. The A53 between Leek and Buxton, the A54 between Buxton and Macclesfield and the A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield were all shut for most of the morning – but Derbyshire County Council said they had reopened at around 12.20pm. Read MoreParvovirus is sweeping the UK – here’s how to protect your pet Snow in Onecote in the Staffordshire Moorlands this morning A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: “Two roads have re-opened in Derbyshire following heavy snow this morning and two remain closed. “A53 Axe Edge and A54/A537 Cat and Fiddle are now passable and our gritting teams are working to re-open A57 Snake Pass and A6024 Holme Moss as soon as possible. “The north west of the county faced the worst of the weather overnight. Our gritting teams have been working through the night and throughout the morning trying to keep routes clear in conditions that were worse than forecast. “Conditions have been steadily improving acorss the county this morning with temperatures rising and snowfall turning to sleet and rain.” Read MorePolice and ambulance called after boy hit by car There are,as of 12.30pm currently 197 flood alerts and 20 flood warnings in force across England, according to the latest information from the Envrionment Agency – including 12 affecting areas of Staffordshire. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “After a very wet night and a drizzly start to the morning there are currently 12 flood alerts in place across the county, meaning that localised flooding is a possibility. “We like our partner agencies in the Environment Agency and Local Authorities continue to monitor the situation and will respond where needed. A majority of the alerts appear to be in the south of the county – although one also now covers the River Churnet and the River Tean in the Staffordshire Moorlands – and there are reports Uttoxeter Road is flooded in Draycott in the Moors near the junction with Cheadle Road. Read MorePaedophiles, perverts and other sex offenders convicted in Stoke-on-Trent so far in 2018 An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Water levels along the River Churnet and River Tean are steadily rising. Overnight rainfall will see that levels will continue to rise throughout this morning and will remain high for the remainder of today (Monday April 2). “There may be flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. Remain vigilant as further rain is expected throughout today, which may lead to further flood risk. We will continue to monitor river levels in this location.” We’ll be bringing you live updates on any issues on the live feed below. What is a Met Office Weather Warning?The Met Office issue weather warnings when there is a risk of weather causing damage, disruption or danger to life. Generally warnings will be issued for heavy rain, wind, ice or snow. They come in three categories. Yellow: The lowest of the three. Yellow means you should plan ahead about potential disruption to travel and other day-to-day activities. These are the most common. Amber: A step up from Yellow, an Amber warning means there is an increased risk of disruption/danger to life and property. Red: These are only issued when ‘extreme weather’ is expected. When one is issued the Met Office advise immediate action is taken to keep yourself and others safe as widespread damage, disruption and risk to life is likely. Red warnings are extremely rare anywhere in the UK and almost unknown in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. 17:34Queues in CreweQueueing traffic on A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). Travel time is four minutes. 17:02Nantwich Road is now closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Please bear with us we will open the road as soon as we can— Crewe Alex Police (@CreweAlexPolice) April 2, 201814:56Heavy traffic building on the M6Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). 13:33Traffic lights not working in Hanley againWe’ve had reports traffic lights aren’t working on a stretch of Potteries Way. The lights are not working between Tesco and the junction with Bethesda Street. This has been an ongoing problem for several days.13:18Three people and dog rescued from car stuck in flood water in DerbyshireFirefighters have rescued three people and a dog after their car became stuck in flood water just across the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border.The car was in flood water on Shirley Lane in Hollington, south east of Ashbourne, when firefighters were called this afternoon.No one is believed to have been injured.A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Fire crews from Ashbourne have attended a car stuck in flood water on Shirley Lane Hollington. “Firefighters rescued 3 occupants and a dog from the vehicle.”12:58Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is five minutes. (Image: Inrix)12:27A53 now open in DerbyshireThe A53 is now open in Derbyshire – meaning traffic can now pass between Buxton and Leek again.A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said:Two roads have re-opened in Derbyshire following heavy snow & two remain closed. A53 Axe Edge & A54/A537 Cat & Fiddle are now passable and our gritting teams are working to re-open A57 Snake Pass & A6024 Holme Moss as soon as possible.” 11:59Current flood alerts around North StaffordshireFlood alerts around Staffordshire on April 2 (Image: Environment Agency)11:54Flooding reported on Staffordshire Moorlands roadFlooding on Uttoxeter Road near Cheadle Road in Draycott in the MoorsCaller states that there is flooding along this stretch between Tean and Blythe Bridge. There are no official restrictions in place, however extra care is needed generally across the board with flooding. (Image: Inrix)11:51Fire service remind people not to drive through flood waterA Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Reminder to all drivers, please take care in this wet and do not drive through flood water.”11:48Broken down van causing delays on M6One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down van on M6 Southbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J12 A5 (Gailey).Lane one (of four) is closed.11:11Slow traffic on A527 Heavy traffic on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 10:52Accident and flooding on A51 in Longdon in south StaffordshireThe accident has taken place in the village – which lies between Lichfield and Rugeley. More here.10:49Slight delays on trainsDelays of up to ten minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Watford Junction and London Euston due to speed restrictions. 10:34Localised flooding and accident on A51 between Rugeley and Lichfield.There are delays due to an accident and localised flooding on the A51 in Longdon, between Rugeley and Lichfield, this morning.Police say one lane is closed at the junction with Borough Lane – and motorists are being urged to take extra care.The accident is believed to have happened at around 10.15am this morning.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We are currently on scene of an RTC at the junction of the A51 Longdon and Borough Lane. “This combined with localised flooding on the road has resulted in one lane being closed. Please approach and pass with care.”10:18Flood alert issued for Staffordshire Moorlands riversMore on the flood alerts in the Moorlands here.The warning has been issued for the River Churnet (pictured) and River Tean (Image: Google)09:44Flood Alert now issued in the Staffordshire MoorlandsA flood alert has now been issued for two rivers in the Staffordshire Moorlands.The alert has been put in place on the River Churnet and the River Tean.An Environment Agency spokesman said: Water levels along the River Churnet and River Tean are steadily rising. Overnight rainfall will see that levels will continue to rise throughout this morning and will remain high for the remainder of today (Monday 2nd April). There may be flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. Remain vigilant as further rain is expected throughout today, which may lead to further flood risk. We will continue to monitor river levels in this location.” 08:54Snow in Onecote this morningSnow in Onecote in the Staffordshire Moorlands this morning08:43Police advice about wet weather safetyStaffordshire Police have issued the following advice: Be vigilant when out and about with family particularly those of the four legged kind of the dangers of swollen rivers. Be careful when your out driving of the dangers of standing water particularly on A-Roads and Motorways. Be careful when driving through flooded roads, such flood waters can be deeper than you expect and damaging to vehicles. Keep abreast of all the latest information around flooding through local media 08:4012 flood alerts in place in countyStaffordshire Police say there are 12 flood alerts affecting Staffordshire.A spokesman said:After a very wet night and a drizzly start to the morning there are currently 12 flood alerts in place across the county, meaning that localised flooding is a possibility. We like our partner agencies in the Environment Agency and Local Authorities continue to monitor the situation and will respond where needed.” 08:38Flood Alerts and Warnings across EnglandThere are now 162 flood alerts and 18 flood warnings in force across England, according to the Environment Agency.08:3578 homes without power in SheltonA total of 78 homes are currently without power in the Shelton area of the city.Western Power Distribution believes supplies will be restored by around 4pm.There is a power cut in the area08:31Warning about surface water on roads in StaffordshireStaffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control said:Good Morning and Happy Easter from White Watch. We are looking after Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service this wet bank holiday Monday. There is lots of surface water on the roads this morning and some flood alerts in place .”07:56Traffic slow at Crewe Green roundaboutA534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). Travel time is four minutes.07:51Midlands Traffic News: M5 still shutProbably not weather related but the M5 remains closed southbound due to an accident in the West Midlands this morning. A diversion is in place. More here.07:42Latest weather forecast for Stoke-on-TrentThe latest Met Office forecast for Stoke-on-Trent states:It will be a cloudy, wet and windy morning with some heavy rain possible at times. It will stay breezy this afternoon, although the rain should become more showery, with some brighter spells developing. Milder than of late. Maximum temperature 13 °C.Tonight:There will be some clear spells overnight, although further showery outbreaks of rain are also likely. It will remain breezy and it will be frost-free.” 07:33The A537 Cat and Fiddle this morningThe road is, as you may expect, closed:The Cat and Fiddle on April 2 2018 (Image: Derbyshire County Council)07:08Could be a rainy day for derby gameIt looks set to be a rainy afternoon for football fans ahead of the Crewe Alexandra vs Port Vale match. The latest Met Office hour by hour forecast suggests rain will continue in the South Cheshire town throughout the day (although this could change).The current hour-by-hour forecast for weather in Crewe (Image: Met Office)07:00For those just waking up, this is what is going on at the momentRain and snow are set to continue across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire throughout the day. With snow more likely in the Moorlands and some eastern areas of Cheshire.A number of roads in Derbyshire which connect the county to Staffordshire and Cheshire, including the A53 between Leek and Buxton, are closed due to snow – with accidents also reported on other roads in the county.While this may not be weather related, anyone travelling into the West Midlands or further south west today should not the M5 Southbound is currently shut due to an accident.06:54Roads in Derbyshire closed due to snowAmong those affected are the A53 between Leek and Buxton, the A54 and the A537 Cat and Fiddle – with accidents reported on other routes and a lorry stranded on Snake Pass. More here.