Emergency services have been inundated with calls from the public as the cold snap continues across the West Midlands.
West Midlands Ambulance Service reported receiving an extra 300 calls a day over the weekend, as the region braces itself for temperatures plummeting as low as -10C this week.
Met office forecasters have predicted the cold weather will stay for at least another week.
Birmingham City Council sent gritters out at 6pm yesterday to treat the entire network in preparation for freezing temperatures.
The weekend was the worst period for the ambulance service which also saw 6,753 calls from Tuesday to Thursday last week after snow flurries started.
It was more than 300 calls more than the same period the previous week, with ten per cent more calls on Wednesday alone.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Monday will be dull with freezing fog patches at first, with temperatures struggling to get above freezing during the day.
“Its going to be another cold night, with temperatures going down to as low as -10C into Tuesday morning. Tuesday is a similar story, with a few patches of freezing fog and there could also be some snow flurries coming from the North West.
“There’s going to be no let up with the cold temperatures.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service also urged drivers to “take extra care” on the region’s roads.
The spokesman said: “We have seen around 300 extra calls a day, and an increase in road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, but luckily a lot of them have not result in any serious injury.
“We would advise people to take extra caution on the roads due to black ice and slippy conditions.”
Though the worst of the snow has fallen across the UK, temperatures remain low for the time of year and rain is set to make Britain’s frozen roads and pavements even more dangerous.
The Government has urged people not to panic buy in the wake of fears of fuel and food shortages, after predictions that at least 500 forecourts would be without diesel by the end of the weekend.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: “Stories about some shops having empty shelves are caused by slight disruption to the timing of supermarket deliveries, which is only to be expected in this kind of weather, but the fact remains that deliveries are happening regularly.”