SEVERAL schools across Mansfield and Ashfield are closed on Thursday because of the continuing icy conditions.
The Met Office has once again issued a severe weather warning about ice on untreated surfaces - although the conditions are not as bad as Wednesday when there were 120 road accidents on Nottinghamshire's roads.
So far, around 20 schools across the area have been closed on Thursday as the Arctic conditions continue to bite.
Schools closed on Thursday include:
Abbey Gates Primary School, Ravenshead.
Eastlands Junior School, Meden Vale.
Ethel Wainwright Primary School, Mansfield.
Forest Town Primary School, Forest Town.
Greenwood Primary and Nursery School, Kirkby.
Intake Primary School, Mansfield
Jeffries Primary and Nursery School, Kirkby
Leas Park Junior School, Mansfield Woodhouse
Netherfield Infant and Nursery School,Meden Vale.
Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School, Mansfield Woodhouse.
Samuel Barlow Primary and Nursery School, Clipstone.
Orchard Primary School and Nursery, Kirkby.
Rosebrook Primary School, Mansfield.
Hillocks Primary and Nursery School, Sutton.
Asquith Nursery (CLOSED), Mansfield (school open).
Church Vale Primary School, Church Warsop.
Peafield Lane Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield Woodhouse.
On Wednesday, there were many accidents across Mansfield and Ashfield - including a crash on the A38 westbound by the Snipe pub at Sutton.
There were also several incidents on Alfreton Road in the town and a crash on the A608 at one of the roundabouts at J27 roundabout.
All routes in and around Mansfield were severely affected, and a car overturned on Main Road in Blidworth - while there was also an accident on the Rainworth bypass.
Meanwhile, residents on Robin Down Lane in Mansfield took the decision to close the road by using wheelie bins to stop motorists travelling along the ice-packed street.
And hospitals reported a large number of patients being admitted with ice-related injuries such as fractures from slipping and falling.
The 'big freeze' has been hitting local businesses hard. Click 'play' to watch a video vox pop of local traders.
We will bring you more information on the situation on the roads on this page as it emerges.
Nottinghamshire gritting supplies remain low.
Below is our round-up of the current situation, covering travel, bin collections, leisure services and hospital and social care.
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Nottinghamshire County Council bosses say they are keeping priority routes gritted, and hope to continue gritting all A roads, B roads and major bus routes throughout January.
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Derbyshire County Council said it would continue to grit "A roads, most B roads and most bus routes".
Mansfield District Council is urging anyone parking in the town to use multi-storey car parks, as the open-air sites have not been gritted.
Mansfield District Council said blue bin (recycled waste) collections have been carried out as usual today, although some roads were impassable meaning that some streets missed their collections.
Residents are being asked to leave blue bins in a safe place (not causing an obstruction) for the council to collect as soon as possible. The same applies to anyone whose green bin was not collected last Friday.
See the council website for more information.
Ashfield District Council was forced to suspend its refuse collection service at 7am on Wednesday due to icy road conditions.
But bosses say they hope to resume domestic collections as normal by Thursday.
And they will collect up to three additional bags of waste if properties have missed their collection because of the bad weather.
Bolsover District Council is recommencing its bin collection service today. See the website for further information on how the district's services have been affected.
Newark & Sherwood District Council suspended its bins service on Wednesday.
See the council website for more information on how the district's services have been affected.
King's Mill Hospital is advising people not to attend their outpatient appointment - unless absolutely necessary.
The hospital says it will contact people to rearrange their appointments.
If anyone has any concerns contact the hospital on the number provided on their outpatient letter.
Said a spokesman: "The hospital would like to extend its sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused, but the safety of everyone visiting the hospital is of paramount importance.
Meanwhile, East Midlands Ambulance Service is urging the public to only call 999 in an emergency.
EMAS has issued the warning as it continues to deal with a huge surge in 999 calls because of the weather conditions.
Said a spokesman: "We are currently experiencing a significant increase in emergency calls mainly due to the bad weather and hazardous conditions on the roads and pavements as a result of black ice.
"We're sure the public will appreciate that our staff are doing the best they can in very difficult circumstances.
"It is taking us longer than normal to get to some calls where road conditions are particularly bad, but despite this we are responding to every emergency and getting to everyone who needs help.
"We would urge everyone to take extra care on the roads and pavements and remind people to only call 999 in a genuine emergency situation."
For general healthcare advice contact a local GP practice or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.
The Shopmobility service in Mansfield Town Centre has been cancelled due to icy weather conditions. If you are planning to use the service, please call the Town Centre Services department on 01623 463073.
Anyone planning to visit Nottinghamshire County Council's Day Centres should phone ahead before setting out.
The council last week hired 4x4 vehicles to deliver meals at home to vulnerable people, and to continue its home care service.
Country parks have been affected by the bad weather, with icy conditions in car parks and on footpaths.
Rufford Abbey - the main Abbey car park is open today, as are the shops and the Savile Restaurant, The Coach House Cafe is closed for electrical maintenence and Rufford Mill car park is closed due to ice.
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is open as normal except for the Robin Hood exhibition. Mobility scooters are not available due to the weather. The Forest Table restaurant is closed for winter maintenance.
All leisure services within Mansfield District Council are running as usual, though some classes my be cancelled if instructors are not available.
A number of libraries have closed or will shut early for the day.
Those closed all day include Bilsthorpe, Huthwaite, Skegby and Rainworth as well as the Kirkby, Ollerton and Southwell mobile libraries.
Blidworth Library closed at noon on Wednesday and Mansfield Library will shut at 4pm. All other libraries are open.
The consultation event organised by Meden Valley Making Places about the regeneration of Pleasley Hill scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed and rescheduled for 21st January at 5pm. To attend the workshop, contact Carol Avison at MVMP on 01623 848312.
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