Drivers warned fog may cause delays across the North East

Drivers are being warned to take care in the heavy fog.
Drivers are being warned to take care in the heavy fog.

Motorists in in the North East are warned to expect delays due to heavy fog.

Thick mist is covering parts of the region this morning, reducing visibility for motorists.

The Met Office has issued a weather alert warning drivers that their travel may be impacted by poor visibility.

It read: "Areas of fog are expected to form during Sunday night becoming widespread and dense in places by Monday morning. Travel may be impacted by poor visibility, with some minor disruption expected."

Cloudy weather is predicted until the end of the week, with temperatures of 15C.