Delays on key road after problems with ice

There have been delays on the A194M. Picture by Google Maps.
There have been delays on the A194M. Picture by Google Maps.

Drivers have faced delays this morning on a key North East road after work to remove ice from the carriageway.

The problems on the southbound section of the A194M are now thought to be easing after a temporary speed limit of 50mph was put in place.

A tweet from North East Live Traffic said: "A194M southbound, previous delays now easing joining the A1 at Washington services due to earlier works to remove ice in the carriageway from last night with a temporary speed of 50mph."