South Shields gets blanket of snow - and there's more expected to come

South Shields' parks and beauty spots were turned into Christmas card scenes as a blanket of snow arrived overnight.

Picture by Lisa Nightingale
Picture by Lisa Nightingale

Drivers and passengers have faced a mixed commute this morning, with some early problems on the Metro and a number of incidents on the roads.

But the Met Office is expecting the weather to get worse, with amber warnings in place for today, Wednesday and Thursday.

Picture by Lisa Nightingale

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