Snow and ice warning for North East roads

Drivers are being urgedto take extra care today, with a severe weather warning in place.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 11:35 am
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 11:41 am
The Met Office has warned of snow showers across the region today.

The Met Office is warning of showers affecting the region throughout the day, which are likely to turn increasingly wintry.

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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.