SCHOOLS across Halesowen are closed today due to snow fall and other services such as bin collections are affected.

Hasbury C of E, Howley Grange, Lutley, Olive Hill, Caslon, Colley Lane and Tenterfields primary schools are all closed as is Earls High.

Halesowen College is also shut as are all special schools across the borough.

Dudley Council said gritting teams have been out overnight in response to the heavy snow fall and freezing temperatures.

Main roads, town centres, bus routes and some side roads were treated and ploughing was also carried out in most affected areas.

Gritting will also take place throughout today (Wednesday) and grit bins will also be restocked.

Crews will also be out again overnight ahead of predicted sub-zero temperatures.

The council also said it will attempt to collect bin bags and recycling boxes from main roads and where safe to do so.

Trade waste collections are currently suspended and should take place on Saturday morning.

Home care services are running as normal.

All libraries are open with the exception of Woodside Library Link which is based at Woodside Primary School. The home library has been suspended today.