Snow causes chaos for commuters on 'Black Monday'

Snowy conditions in Danbury, Essex, as forecasters warned of freezing temperatures.
Snowy conditions in Danbury, Essex, as forecasters warned of freezing temperatures.

High levels of snowfall across the Midlands this weekend has caused chaos on the roads, leaving hundreds of cars stranded and resulting in multiple collisions.

Roadside rescue organisation the AA says it dealt with over 14,000 breakdowns on Sunday alone, as ill-prepared motorists braved the weather. Traffic was brought to a standstill on the M40 in Warwickshire, with motorists complaining that a lack of gritters had left the road covered in dangerous slush.