Snow, traffic and weather news as 'Beast from the East' continues to bite - LIVE

Picture by Frank Reid
Picture by Frank Reid

The North East is set to be further battered by snow and winds as 'the Beast from the East' collides with Storm Emma to bring more savage weather.

Commuters are facing another grim morning with treacharous roads, long delays and public transport hit by the extreme weather. Many have been unable to get into work, and socres of schools remain closed.