Many motorists in Stoke-on-Trent will be asking why they again feel so let down by Stoke-on-Trent City Council's failing grit policy.
Roads through out Stoke, even the main arteries such as the A500 and A50 have come to a complete standstill as roads have become impassable. Buses have been cancelled, leaving shoppers and shop workers stranded.
The A500 northbound has been shut by police, forcing traffic heading to Tunstall and Kidsgrove to take the A50 town roads through Cobridge, Burslem, Tunstall.
Mark Porter a passenger in a car heading towards the M6 has been appalled by lack of preparedness of the council's gritting team, saying it's an "absolute disgrace."
Mark reported cars being abandoned at the bottom of Reginald Mitchell Way as drivers were unable to cope with incline, snow and untreated roads. Cars struggling to get past abandoned cars and attempting the inclines.
For those thinking they'd made it home to their estates, more misery awaited as grit bins hadn't been restocked so banks and bumps couldn't be gritted, more cars abandoned.
One Bankeyfields Residents said
I left work at 6:00 and I've only just got here. We tried to get onto the A500 but the police turned us away saying it was closed.
I've now had to leave me car at the bottom of the estate because I just can't get my car up John Rhodes Way. I don't want to leave it there, I've been trying, I just can't get it up
But through it all some hero's stood out tonight. On Reginald Mitchell Way a man in a jeep with huge tires was going above and beyond towing strangers up the road.
During the day Stoke-on-Trent's twitter account tried to reassure people that the grit team was on stand by, and for days putting weather warnings out in their tweets.
However, it seems like the entire twitter population living or passing through Stoke today has had something to say.
Bret Shah who runs the positive twitter feed and website @lovestoke even asked Stoke-on-Trent City Council is the council loved the people of Stoke, in statement of disgust.
@SoTCityCouncil Do you love your city?
@lovestoke you asking them because of the lack of grit?
Yes. @MyTunstall And snow ploughs. Have seen ambulances waiting to get patients to hospital. Lives are at risk.
Co-wrote with Mark Porter