Weather: Get ready for a plunge to -9C this week
TEMPERATURES could drop as low as -9C overnight on Tuesday as the county faces freezing conditions all week.
People were expected to be waking up to fresh snowfall today, with the Met Office predicting between two and five centimetres overnight in the city, and up to eight to ten centimetres in rural areas.
And while that might be it for the snow for the week, the temperatures are set to stay below freezing until Thursday.
Forecaster Helen Chivers said: "It's going to stay cold and there will be some very sharp frosts in the coming evenings, and during the day the temperature will struggle to go above zero degrees Celsius.
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"There's a chance of snow on Tuesday, but the main problem will be ice, so there might be some travel disruption."
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for the county.
Meanwhile, gritters have been on the roads over the weekend and are prepared for the week's weather. Andy Warrington, service director for highways at Notts County Council, said the teams were ready for the cold snap to continue. He added: "We usually have teams gritting overnight so the roads are treated for the morning rush hour, but we have been running two shifts, one during the day and one during the night to keep the roads as clear as possible."
The county has 23 gritters which travel 100 miles each and distribute 200 tons.
Mr Warrington added: "We have had some positive feedback from people and have managed to keep the major routes open and Nottingham City Transport reported their services were still running.
"We have 16,000 tonnes of grit, which should see us through the rest of the cold weather."
Trent Barton buses were running yesterday, East Midlands Trains ran a full timetable and East Midlands Airport was open.
However, Newstead Abbey was closed as were football pitches at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood; Phoenix Adventure Playground next to Broxtowe Country Park; Ridge Adventure Playground, Bestwood; Hyson Green Market; and St Ann's North Children's Centre, Well's Road.