WARNINGS to drivers have been issued after snowfall overnight.
Much of the North East woke to find a layer of snow on the ground on Tuesday morning with further flurries expected throughout the morning until around lunchtime.
Police are advising motorists to take additional care on the region’s roads in these adverse weather conditions.
There are difficult driving conditions in places, particularly on untreated minor roads and in reduced visibility.
All roads are passable with care and there are currently no roads closed in the Northumbria Police force area.
The dual carriageway south of Alnwick is down to one lane, however, still passable with care.
There is slow moving traffic in the Gateshead area.
Superintendent Gillian Mitchell said: “Officers are out and about across the force area monitoring the situation and we are working with partners to minimise disruption and keep our communities safe.”
Similarly, roads in the County Durham area are also moving slowly but are passable with care.
There is also minor disruption at Newcastle Airport with a few cancellations already this morning.
The KL957 from Amsterdam which was due to arrive at 8.25am was cancelled. While the departure of the T34030 from Newcastle to Aberdeen which was due to leave at 6.45am was also grounded.
The 9.15am KL958 flight to Amsterdam is also cancelled.
Passengers are advised to keep an eye on the airports arrivals and departures webpage for the latest flight information and anyone with concerns about their flights should contact the airline directly.