Snow and ice warning for North East roads
Drivers are being urgedto take extra care today, with a severe weather warning in place.
The Met Office is warning of showers affecting the region throughout the day, which are likely to turn increasingly wintry.
The snow was expected above 500 metres this morning and is forecast to drop to lower levels as the day goes on, with up to 2cm possible
The wintry showers will also see ice readily form on untreated surfaces, making driving hazardous.