Schools across the West Midlands remained open on Friday despite temperatures dropping to below freezing in some areas.
The vast majority of schools across the region opened their doors - although a handful in some council areas were closed due to icy conditions or heating problems.
Just six schools in Staffordshire were shut, while two in both Birmingham and Herefordshire did not open.
Meanwhile in Herefordshire the council reported that A and B roads in the county were passable with care after gritters spread a further 270 tons of salt.
But side roads across the region remained hazardous, hampering refuse and recycling collections.
Walsall Council said waste collections were taking place, although freezing temperatures overnight had created extremely treacherous conditions.
A council spokesman asked residents to be patient, as collections would not be possible in some areas.